I suppose I should say “two teens”, since both the father and mother are still in high school.
It’s ironic that, because of her diabetes, my kid sister has never been a mother but she’s been a stepmom many times over and, in two cases (including just this year), she’s been or will have been a stepgrandmother, all while she’s in her 30’s.
It was kind of surreal attending this evening’s baby shower, since my parents hosted the shower. Since my kid sister’s not married to the guy’s father, technically she’s not his stepmom (at least, not any time soon). But what’s funny in Hispanized families (in this case, Mexican and Filipino), something like the legalities of marriage don’t seem to matter, especially if there’s a baby involved.
So my mom acted like a great-grandma-to-be, while my kid sister and her boyfriend did the roles of the soon-to-be paternal grandparents. (Which is WAAAY weird to me, since my sister’s only 18 months younger than I am, and her boyfriend’s only a couple of years or so older than I am). The soon-to-be teen parents were very much the high school kids that they are, which reminded me of my own days in that same high school — back in the 1980’s, my old high school was known for two things: 1) false bomb threats and 2) teenage pregnancies.
Anyways, I guess that would make me… bleah, it’s too late in the evening to figure out what that would make me — common-law step-great aunt? Does that even make sense? Maybe it’s the too many cupcakes I ate (Daniel ate about three or four).
Okay, signing off now. I’m rambling. However, one final thought from the ersatz great-aunt: here’s hoping for a happy, healthy baby, and much happiness to the two very young parents. Oh, and one more final thought from the teacher: FINISH SCHOOL.