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Dylan Muses on Family (PG)

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Title: Dylan Muses on Family
Author: Dee Laundry
Pairing: House/Foreman
Rating: PG
Words: 337
Summary: House and Foreman's son Dylan thinks about his family. Sequel to zulu’s There’s No Such Thing in the World (as an Undo Button), written at her request.

I’m the only kid I know with two dads.

Not the only kid with two fathers. I know lots of kids with two fathers, because whenever Dad talks about going to a family reunion, or buys me an African style shirt, or makes Grandma’s greens, House gets really annoyed and starts talking about me understanding my real family heritage, and calls up a gay couple who’s not mad at him that week to come over and bring their rugrats. “Rugrats” means kids.

Then I have a playdate, and it’s usually fun, and eventually House calms down. I think that it’s maybe, like I overheard Uncle Wilson say to Aunt Cuddy, that House doesn’t like the idea that Dad and I could be part of something he’s not. Like he’s scared that maybe if I love Dad’s family, then I won’t love him.

House doesn’t always make sense.

But, anyway, what I meant to say, is that I’m the only kid I know who has two dads. I mean, dad-dads. Other kids have two fathers, but there’s always one that’s a little bit more of a mom-dad and one that’s a little bit more of a dad-dad. Unless they’re both kind of mom-dads. Sometimes that happens.

Allison and Robert have a mom and a dad, except they kind of have a mom-dad and a dad-mom. They haven’t seemed to notice yet, so I’m not going to tell them. House tells them all the time, but they don’t listen, because House likes to tell a lot of jokes.

In my house, I have two fathers, and they’re both dad-dads, and that’s OK. It would maybe be fun to have a mom-dad, or even a regular mom, but I have two grandmas and an almost-grandma, and an aunt (even if she’s kind of uncle-y) and an aunty-type uncle, and there’s a rumor that the place next door was bought by two lesbians with a daughter who’s just my age. House didn’t even start that rumor, so maybe it’s really true.

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nightdog_barks
Apr. 28th, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
Oh my God, this is adorable. What a sharp kid. Hee.
deelaundry
Apr. 28th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Zulu wanted a snippet from this 'verse, and from the thought of both Foreman and House being "dad-type dads" this was born. : )
warmdarkwoman
Apr. 28th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
I love your stories about kids; you just seem to have such a deft touch with them. And the voice in this story sounds exactly like a child that was the spawn of both House and Foreman.
deelaundry
Apr. 28th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. I do enjoy domestic tales. : )
primarycolors92
Apr. 28th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, how I love this verse! This is soooo cute! The observations about dad-dads and mom-dads are perfect. Wilson is such a woman, it's adorable.

I want to steal Dylan and eat him up- he's that cute!
daisylily
Apr. 28th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Dylan is one bright kid XD

I love this!

*mems*
hibernia1
May. 1st, 2009 07:57 am (UTC)
Oh, adorable - 2 dad-dads, yes, knowing Foreman and House, that sounds so right!!!! Great. Thanks so much for this!
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