What could I possibly be talking about you wonder? Well, I just found out I will be a grandmother.
How is this possible? I'm only 39 years old! Ok, so my age does not mean its impossible. I get that. What makes this a miracle is that the person pregnant is my 10 year old son. Yes, you read correctly: 10 years old. SON!
This is what happened. Last night my son calmly told me that it felt like something was moving in his belly and he thinks it feels like it would if he were pregnant. I sympathized with him and explained that it was his intestines and the gas that was trapped there. I told him I had felt this way many times, most people have. Anyway, the matter was dropped and we moved in with our night.
This morning I dropped him off with his dad. I went to work. I got a call at 8pm from his dad telling me "Your son is saying he's pregnant. He also says that we are all Gods puppets and God can make anything happen. God has made me pregnant. It's what he wants."
His dad sounded furious, I don't think he was at all impressed that I found this so hilarious, or that I was so impressed with my sons argument, but I did and I was.
I happily admit that I am a Christian. I will also admit that I have not taught my son about God and Jesus and spirituality as I wish I had. We talk about it sometimes but it's really hard when you have a son with special needs. If he's not interested you might as well save your breath. We're getting there though. Because of this I think my ex blames me for our sons thinking and is NOT impressed. I don't know what to tell him, I do not think we are Gods puppets and have not told my son this. This is his own deductions about God, and I can't help but be impressed that he has thought about God at all on his own.
So now I have promised my atheist ex that I would have a talk with our boy when I get the chance. (its probably a good idea because his dad has a completely different approach and is not always successful in communicating his thoughts in a way that works for our son).
So, I think congratulations are in order, I'll be listing what he wants for the baby shower in a later post as the pregnancy progresses. Don't worry, I still have his crib and changing table. (so glad I didn't get rid of them now). My son and I will have to sit down and talk about his birthing plan----I will be strongly suggesting a C-section.
For those of you reading, if we are friends on Facebook or twitter I ask that you post to my wall "congratulations" just to know you're reading and appreciating the situation I find myself in. Have a wonderful night everyone.....
Look at the picture, he's starting to show.