My husband is one of the kindest people you will ever meet. Everyone who has ever met him comments on how nice he is. When I switched to an organic deodorant without chemical anti-perspirants, he said, "I don't think that hippie deodorant is working for you." He is so nice he tells people they smell in a nice way. It would be my proudest achievement if my two sons were to be even one-tenth as gentle and sweet as Jon.
Here's the problem Cupid, and I blame it all on you. Women in their 30s and women with kids love Jon. They think I am lucky to have such an involved spouse. This is the kind of man they want to marry. But this is the man they passed up in their teens and 20s because he wasn't a bad boy. He was too nice. He was too kind. He was dependable. He was "just a friend." He spent a lot of years alone before I came along.
Cupid, you have a few years to change your ways. All I ask is when Nate and Alex get to dating age, can you ensure girls finally like good guys? Can you please oh please make sure there are girls out there who like these qualities of Jon's:
* Respectful of women
* Good manners
* Successful career
* Committed to being an equal partner
* Nice gentle sweet kind caring
It would break my heart to see Nate and Alex have a hard time finding love because they end up like their dad. It would break my heart to have Nate and Alex get their hearts broken if they turn out this amazing. And it would also break my heart if my boys were missing any of the above traits.
Cupid, can you help a mother out?
This letter is part of a group writing project started by Shawn of Between the Lines. If you have something to say to Cupid this month, post it on your blog and let Shawn know.