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I wouldn’t feel guilty about having a sleepover at a boyfriend’s house because Jack would be on his father’s time and that distinction would make me feel better about going out.

I — “When he was 2 1/2, I wrote the first three lines and he wrote the last one,” Tall Eric said.

“People are supposed to cuddle at diners,” he said.

I sat quietly, watching the boys with their hands pressed against the glass of the candy display case.

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I packed two of everything: juice boxes, cracker bags, and organic fruit gummies. Gabe reminded me of Jack when he was 3 or 4 — skinny and tiny with long blond hair and always carrying something. We entered the building, and the kids dashed toward a cow statue dressed in baseball memorabilia. They were engaged but never married, and he wouldn’t stand for visitation, so he’d sought joint custody. ” He had moved out of the house he and his ex shared and rented a place of his own blocks away in order to be close to Gabe and make the co-parenting situation more fluid and natural for his child.

He took one giant gulp, handed the pouch back to me, and said, “Gotta go, Mom! A few days later, I dropped him an e-mail; we made a plan to meet, but I had to bow out when my babysitter canceled on me.

I didn’t tell them Jack’s dad left when I was 11 weeks pregnant. “I’m a single parent, too.” Over the next hour, I tied Jack’s shoelaces, dished out handfuls of rainbow Goldfish crackers, and talked to Tall Eric about single parenthood and his work as a filmmaker and mine as a writer.

Then we scheduled a lunch date for a time when our kids were in school, but a freelance gig came up, and I had to take it.

As Eric spoke, I began imagining what my life would be like if Jack’s dad were a part of his life — and mine.

I would have weekends off to go running, to sleep in — and to go on a kid-free date.

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