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The pressure is off

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by pressboxer, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    My sister-in-law of six months announced today that (she thinks) she's pregnant. It just was Christmas Day of last year that my brother proposed and the wedding was in late June.

    Bro isn't admitting to anything until he hears it straight from a doctor, but SIL said it's the first time she's ever been late and the EPT came up positive.

    The most important part of this whole thing is my mother will now have a grandchild on this continent (I've got a 9-year-old nephew in Australia). It's a responsibility I no longer have to worry about fulfilling. I can now concentrate on being the creepybachelor uncle who no one talks aboutspoils and dotes on the niece/nephew to be.

    I can only imagine what next year's Christmas announcement will be.
  2. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    I actually stopped my Mom short on this one at Thanksgiving. My sisters are both 42, and I'm 38. No weddings, no grandkids. So, Mom happened to sigh at TG, and opine about no grandkids. I responded "Well, Mom, I hoped to tell you when the time was right, but a girl I know from the bar, well... erm... she told me the rabbit died." That shut that shit off tout suite. I was kidding, of course, but Mom did see the peril in getting what you wish for.
  3. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    You stopped short with your mom? That's Frank's move!
  4. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Just tell your mom you only go anal.

    Problem solved.
  5. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    PB, you'd think that's the case, but I've found out recently that it mostly works the other way. It just makes the grandparents hungry for more.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Spoken like a true asshole... ;D
  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Future cousin (through marriage, at least) just had a baby in November or October.

    They were over at my aunt's -- her soon-to-be step mom -- for Christmas. All damn day, family kept asking when the next baby was coming around.

    I'm 23 and single and my oldest cousin is just 17. Unless, God forbid, Jasmine gets pregnant soon, there won't be any other babies for awhile.
  8. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    Yeah, but I figure I've got about two years before that becomes a big problem, maybe more. The due date would be late August and mom will be totally wrapped up with grandchild No. 2 through at least the first birthday. Christmas 2010 would be the first where the kid would understand that it gets to rip open presents even if the reason why isn't exactly clear.
  9. bagelchick

    bagelchick Active Member

    All I can tell you is I love being an Aunt more than anything else in this world!
  10. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    My grandfather died at 101 with no grandchildren. In the 9 years since he died, one cousin has adopted twice. The other three of us -- no marriages, no kids. My family is contracting. I have 10 first cousins, all but one is over 30. Only three are married, only 2 have kids.
  11. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    This makes my brain hurt.
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Being an uncle is the best.

    Not sure if I'll ever become a father (as all of SJ faints at the possibility), but saying "who's my best buddy?" and hearing my nephew say "You!" is about the best feeling imaginable...topped only the other night when he put a pillow on my lap and conked out while watching Charlie Brown Christmas. My sister says "He NEVER does that with anyone but us. EVER."

    Pretty awesome.
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