An amusing anecdote that I overheard one of the girlz in the lunchroom talk about today.
Someone's sister called up their mom: "Guess what!"
Yup, I'm excited! I got newz!
Immediate response: "Who's pregnant now?"
You can feel the "here it goes again" sense of resignation in that question.
Which tells you volumes about the mother...the family she raised...and girl telling the anecdote.
"Who's pregnant now?" In a tone of resigned "again - alright, let's get it over with".
'Cause she's used to this sort of thing by now.
She expects it of all the children.
Pregnancy is no longer something to be celebrated in her mind. It's simply a signal of more family drama coming down the line, for the next few years probably.
"Who's pregnant now?"