I already have to yell at my dog when she barks at the mailman (and the neighbors, and innocent pedestrians) — and that's enough.
I never wanted to be the creepy old lady that rides the "little kid" rides at amusement parks, but let's face it; those can be the best ones.
Same when it comes to carousels and the Dumbo rides.
Because I will never, ever get tired of watching Pixar movies or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
They're usually extra-colorful and whimsical and probably aren't going to make you barf.
Having two kids around that you can "steal" so you can ride the Tea Cups with furious abandon is pretty much one of the best things in the world.
Example: I don't want to date anyone whose parents still pay all his bills, someone who lives a double life as a secret stoner, someone who is intolerant of religion, or someone who rarely showers or trims his facial hair (the lumberjack/rocker thing is sexy until weird smells start permeating the vicinity).
But with the bad comes the good, and my past exes did teach me a few things about what I do want in a relationship: a partner with a sense of humor, and someone who's more than willing to eat cold pizza and marathon watch/geek out over Twin Peaks with me (trust me, not many folks are willing to put up with this). He was funny, had a grown-up 9-5 job (I immediately made note of his Netflix-marathoning potential), and had ridiculous comic book tattoos.I was all over it, but there was one thing I wasn't sure about: he had two kids.I'd never dated anyone with kids before — what was I supposed to do?I'll admit it, dear reader: I have a very sordid dating history.I'm closing in on 30 and while I have never been married, I have been in enough serious relationships to know exactly what I don't want in a partner.One of the huge things about dating someone with kids is that they're going to need their family-alone time — and so do I.