Kendall, Cybella, Mark Allen, Camryn , Mya, Deshawn, Jacob, Irvin V, Gilbert III, Jordan, Adain, Christian, Gabrielle and Taylor.
The above list is not the class roster for my child’s pre-k class… nope it is a list of cousins that were born after my oldest chilld. All of these children are related to my girls, not good friends, but blood cousins. I will not even mention the five or six cousins that came before her.
Our family pastime is having babies…
Since 2004 – we have always had at least one pregnant woman in the family. I have never been to a family event where someone was not pregnant. In fact when I was pregnant … my sister-in-law (twice- she never lets me do things by myself – kidding), and two cousins were all pregnant. My child has been to the local hospital so often that she knows what they serve on Tuesdays (chicken and it is actually pretty good). I can also tell you where the great parking spots are.
Every time we get together - We take odds on who will be pregnant next. I always bet on Mya’s mom. She stayed pregnant for awhile there. So it was a really safe bet. There are still a couple of single children in the mix so… it is usually better to bet on their parents.
I truly believe that my father is responsible for this blessing . In 2003 my father ask why there were no babies running around… “we need some kids, get to it”.
Well - Ask and you shall receive. Now my father has given everyone board games - “people – enough already – do something different with your free time.”
As of today - The blessing may finally be over. on 2/22 ,the newest member of my extended family, Taylor Olivia, was born. She looks exactly like her older sister – healthy & beautiful. Her grandmother already believes she is gifted. This may or may not be true, but right now her biggest claim to fame- she may actually get to stay the baby of our family.
Believe it or not no one is pregnant… ….
However, I do have a birthday party in two weeks – so I will keep you posted.