What to Expect (When Someone Else Is Expecting)

It is with sheer joy and absolute excitement I can share the following news: Brother and Sister-in-Law are expecting! They’re set to welcome Baby in late September.

My first thoughts after the happy tears dried:

  • Brother will be responsible for another life. We must get this kid a helmet.
  • SIL will be a great mom. Her experience (and patience!) with children is incredible.
  • We need grandparent names for Magz and Slick Rick. I’m campaigning for “Gam Gam” and “Gumpy.”
  • I’m going to have to learn how to deal with kids.

Many will offer their varied opinion on everything from the baby’s name to nature versus nurture, and the list goes on.

Lucky for the parents-to-be, I have nothing to add. I’m deeply unqualified to care for a child — but I’ll be damned if that kid isn’t the best-dressed baby in Florida.

And just as I learned last Christmas to not joke with children about presents, so I’ll learn how to be an awesome aunt. I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome the next generation of Wittyburg kids to the world.

Courtesy of someecards.com

And I’m absolutely OK with that.

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Sarcastic, sports-obsessed writer & FL native navigating SF.

6 responses to “What to Expect (When Someone Else Is Expecting)”

  1. Kaycee says :

    Wow! Now that’s exciting news. I think Gam Gam is great. Should I try it out at the meeting tomorrow night, or give her a chance to make an announcement ? Mm-mm, we’ll see. Hee! Hee!

  2. Jess says :

    Aw, being an Aunt is GREAT! You get to be fun and spoil the kid rotten! And this little one is certainly going to be VERY spoiled and extra loved!! 🙂

  3. Magz says :

    Love this and you. Will have to think about Gam Gam

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