MichelleA

Pat

PAT
By
MichelleA
Edited By
Holly Logan

As we prepare to renew our marriage vows, I can’t help but remember the past. Pat and I have been married now for ten years. During that time we have been through many trials and tribulations.

I first remember seeing Pat during our high school sophomore year. My first impressions were of a tall awkward loner that had recently had their teenage growth spurt. However, different classes, with the same circle of non-friends kept us apart. From a distance, I watched Pat’s body begin to ripple with muscles. The rumors were that Pat’s family was into bodybuilding and such. Pat’s father was a minor local celebrity, with Pat’s brothers trying to follow closely in his footsteps.

Lady In Training

Lady in Training
By
MichelleA

My name is Mike. Well to follow Mom’s latest rules, it’s Michelle Elizabeth Williamson. Life has been kind of weird lately. Mostly, Mom has been acting really strange. Not that she can be considered normal by most standards, but that is another story. Let me start at the beginning, to explain why I am concerned.

As long as I can remember Mom liked to dress me in frilly girls clothes. No one else dressed like that. Dressed that way I would be too embarrassed to appear in public. No way could I ride bikes, climb trees or do any fun things with the guys. I’ve always been hyperactive with a long and lanky build (you can insert ‘beanpole’ here). Just before I started First Grade, everything came to a head. I rebelled and refused to ever wear a dress again. I declared that I would only wear boy’s clothes from then on. It was quite a battle with many fights and missed days of schools over clothes. She finally relented with the condition that I wore dresses around the house. This very uneasy truce held for several years.