You guys, I am tired, tired, tired. Primo and I got up at 4:45 this morning so I could take him to the airport for Round 417illion of the Sly and Doris Irresponsibility Show.
We had a super romantic weekend of paying bills, talking about the taxes, and changing the kitty litter.
We had a super romantic conversation on the way to the airport about Sly and Doris' will, which they still have not finished because Sly does not want to give a number until he knows how much Ted and Jack will inherit from their mother, who married a wealthy man after she and Sly divorced, which is why Sly thought he should not have to pay child support because his kids had a wealthy stepdad, even though Sly seemed to have missed the part that Ted and Jack are his children. His children. Not the stepfather's.
Sly has an interesting way of looking at life. Someone else is responsible for his children because someone else has more money?
Well OK. Nice if you can get that to work for you.
Sly and Doris still have not finished their will, which has been in limbo since I met Primo.
"So your dad is going to screw you on this," I said.
"No, he's not!" Primo answered. "As executor of the will, I can decide how to divide the assets if my dad does not put it in writing."
I sighed. "That's what I mean - that he won't make a decision. There is no decision that you could make that would make all three of you happy. Ted will say he should have more because he has a disabled child who will never live independently. Jack will say yeah, but he has three children, so he should have more. Ted will counter by saying that Sly and Doris already gave Jack $280,000 when they invested in his restaurant. If you have to divide that money, Ted and Jack will make your life miserable."
"He's been waiting for Ted and Jack to tell him how much they are getting from their mom."
"And it is in Ted and Jack's interest how to get and share that information? Besides, why can't your dad just call his ex wife?"
Primo laughed. "He would never call her! She is the devil as far as he is concerned!"
"Yeah, that's your dad. Willing to do the hard things so his kids won't have to."