When My Son Met His ‘Boyfriend,’ Darren Criss
Back in December I asked my oldest son what he wanted for Christmas. He only had one request: “I want to meet Blaine and sing and play the guitar with him.”
My son has had a huge crush on Blaine, a popular character on Glee played by Darren Criss, for two years now. Despite the passage of time, his puppy love for Blaine (or “my boyfriend,” as my son likes to call him) has gone unabated. It’s cute and sweet, but it left me in a bit of a conundrum.
“Baby, there are some things Mom just can’t do,” I tried to tell him, but he wasn’t having any of it. He knew I could make this happen. I finally ended up saying, “You can’t ask for people for Christmas.” This seemed to satisfy my kid, and he let the subject drop.
Fast-forward a few months, and Darren Criss announced a 16-city concert tour. The tour wasn’t coming to our city, but it was coming within (long) driving distance. My husband and I looked at the announcement and then at each other. Could we make this work? It wouldn’t be easy or cheap, what with the cost of the tickets, gas and an overnight hotel stay, but we both knew there wasn’t really an option. We had to make it work.
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