Another Nail in the Coffin
When you get the news that you're going to be an Aunt again, most people are giddy with joy at the prospect of a new baby.
To my credit, when my brother's fiancee' popped the news, I WAS giddy. I love Colby and can't wait to add another to the brood. But shortly after the ticker tape parade ended in my head, things went hazy and it felt like someone had sucked the air out of the room.
You have to understand that there are consequences and repercussions to be had in a situation like this...all to be inflicted upon an innocent bystander.
As soon as the rest of the family finds out...all I'm going to hear is, "Linny, when are you going to have one of these...you're the oldest, you should have been the first to have babies!" Or "Linny, pretty soon your eggs are going to be shriveled up and useless. Tick tock, tick tock."
Then there's my favorite..."So WHY is it you don't have a boyfriend?" Then they whisper to the person next to them, "Oh dear, maybe she likes girls....that would explain it."