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Gabe and Matteo have settled into the highs and lows of new fatherhood - exhaustion, dirty diapers, baby bottles and a whole lot of love. But as their first family Christmas looms on the horizon, Matteo is worried about how his partner is handling his new role as Papa Gabe.
There's no doubt Gabe adores the twins, but his libido, sense of proportion and perhaps his sanity seem to have disappeared under the strain. Matteo is determined to make their new family work, but it may take thinking outside the box to get back the calm, sensible Gabe he planned to share fatherhood and the rest of his life with.
Gabe and their sweet babies make up Matteo's whole world. If he was a twelve-year-old girl, he’d be scribbling his and Gabe's names in hot pink hearts all over his notebook.
He really loves Gabe and he absolutely adores his babies and though he had never imagined having the perfect family or any family for that matter, he can't fathom what he'd do without them now. Unfortunately, he had also never imagined that having a family would turn his easy-going partner into a baby-paranoid, shopping-obsessed lunatic.
To be fair, Matteo knew all about Gabe's obsessive-compulsive behaviors before they decided to have kids—the clean freak Gabe, the no-starch-or-maybe-just-a-tad Gabe, the did-you-take-your-shoes-off-
and-check-the-bottom-of-your- socks Gabe. Matteo knew and loved them all, even the change-the-sheets-right-after- we-have-sex-no-matter-whether- it-was-fuck-o'clock-in-the- morning-or-not Gabe, but Papa-Gabe takes all those quirky and manageable other Gabes and crazily wipes the floor with them.
Matteo is the first to admit his heart melts at just how much Gabe adores Dominik and Megan, which he really, really does. Gabe's baby worship was obvious from the first moment he held Megan and she proceeded to wail until her face was the color of a strawberry fresh from the plant. And he still looked on her as the most beautiful baby girl in the whole world. It was obvious from the first time he changed Niki and received a little newborn golden shower—despite Matteo's warning—and still laughed.
So, yeah, Matteo is fully aware of how much Gabe loves him and their twins but if Gabe doesn't stop his over-indulgent, paranoid behavior, Matteo doesn't know what he'll do. Some days fleeing for Canada seems like the best option while other days the Witness Protection program sounds very, very good. He'd be doing it for the twins, of course, since Dominik, Niki, and Megan, Sweetpea, still have a chance of being normal, functioning, non-batshit-crazy children. But Gabe… Gabe seemed to be teetering precariously close to the deep end of the pool where the bottom suddenly falls out and drowning is the only option.
And because I was at a fabulous Bret Michaels' concert last night and have pics and a video,
here's a teaser of the hotness that is still Bret Michaels.