Friday, May 25, 2007

Hello Daddy. And up the Hilary.

All the news that's fit to print! And some that probably isn't...

Well, it finally happened. My mother, long-suffering woman that she is, has remarried. It happened on 11 May, but she didn't tell anyone until a week later at a celebration party. I was invited but simply couldn't make it (work, kitchen, 400-mile round trip).

So I now have a stepdad. And I've never met him. I think that's bloody bizarre, but what can yer do?!

And me sister's up the Hilary. Up the duff, that is; having a bairn; with child; got a bun in the oven. Pick your own euphemism.

This will be her fourth. She's not even 30. And her three kids are between eight and 12 years old.

I'm not a having-kids type of guy, as most visitors here know by now. So I simply cannot understand why someone would have another kid just at the point that she is starting to reclaim her life back.

Oh well. As my wise old gran would have said: "You can't educate pork."



Blogger Red said...

Your wise old gran had her moments of wisdom, make no mistake. Not sure about that other stuff she used to say about mills and schling-schlongs, though.

25 May, 2007 12:34  
Blogger Lee said...

Sounds like yer sister's making up for your lack of procreativity. Yikes!

25 May, 2007 12:41  
Blogger cappy said...

"up the hilary"

is that an official bit of cokerny?
just asking, us "northern monkeys" need educating you see!

25 May, 2007 13:38  
Blogger furiousBall said...

that's a lot of changes going in your family for sure. kids are an acquired taste, kind of like squingelli, but they don't taste any better with marinara

25 May, 2007 15:38  
Blogger Glamourpuss said...

Get your sister in a classroom - puts you off kids for life.


25 May, 2007 16:00  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Red: Heh heh. You mean wim wom for a mustard mill!

Lee: Ain't that the truth, sista!

Cappy: Not official, since Duff doesn't rhyme with duff; it's just the same word. My bad!

F/ball: Acquired taste, you say? I'll take that under advice.

G/puss: She used to be a classroom assistant. Like I say, you can't educate pork!

25 May, 2007 16:10  
Blogger Biddie said...

Family. Can't pick 'em.
All I can say is, I wish that I had never met my step dad, but yes, it is a bit strange to have one thatyou have never met.
As for babies...My kids are 19,16,&12,and I have thought about having another. Crosses my mind every now and then. Won't happen tho, so I suppose that there's no harm in thinking it.

25 May, 2007 18:21  
Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

yep. looks like she's had enough kids for the both of you.

dang. that's a lot of kids.

25 May, 2007 20:30  
Blogger Pendullum said...

"You can't educate pork." I have nver heard of that 'classic' saying before...

26 May, 2007 16:04  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

Well...seems your parents are bit like mine...absolutely no touch for family affairs ...well you might celebrate her anniversary, no?

Love the up the hilary. I'm a fan of "knocked up" myself.

I think it's nature balancing out your lack of kids.

26 May, 2007 19:49  
Blogger heartinsanfrancisco said...

Things could get really scary if your mum decides to go up the Hilary again, too. I'm just saying...

27 May, 2007 03:21  
Blogger Cynnie said...

nan was really wise..

cause when you think about it ..
you really CAN'T educate pork

why should you have to meet the stepdad? it's not like he's gonna be telling you bedtime stories anytime soon.

27 May, 2007 10:31  
Blogger Tanya said...

Those are wise words indeed.

So... quite a few things happening at Casa AsteRed, eh?

27 May, 2007 16:05  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Biddie: Can't pick 'em is right! You think about having more, too, huh? Wow... I just don't get it!

Martha: Plenty kids, right?!

Pendullum: Fell free to use it to your heart's content!

27 May, 2007 16:35  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Candy: Where we live these days, I see plenty people balancing out our own lack of kids. The family that used to live in our house was two adults and seven children by the time they left. Unbelievable! But sure, I'll celebrate the anniversary.

Hearts: You've just made me feel quite queasy, thanks!

Cynnie: Wise words she had, that woman! No, no bedtime stories from the stepdad, methinks!

Tanya: It's been non-bloody-stop, I tell ye.

27 May, 2007 16:39  
Blogger lightupvirginmary said...

I went to my mums this weekend and tried to explain that the casual racism her partner comes out with (indoors, I might add) is unacceptable.
Even less so as on the thursday they'd come to see me perform my wrting and met many of my friends there of all ages and backgrounds.
I was told 'it was different in our day, stop being so politically correct.'
Very disappointing.

29 May, 2007 11:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Gran was wise. If you don't mind, i'll congrat you on having extended your family through no effort on your part. Yeah!

Poor Bill has a sister who went for 4 kids - they are currently between 2-7. I couldn't imagine it for myself.

29 May, 2007 21:38  
Anonymous Patric said...

Seems like congratulations are in order all round..uncle and step-son all in the one blogworthy is that!

30 May, 2007 07:39  
Blogger Milla said...

Don't be too hard on your sister, nor your mum. But especially not on your sister.

Kin and family: isn't this what I always wonder about? Fascinating creatures!
For me, blood family is sacred (I am a bit Sicilian like that).

02 June, 2007 15:01  

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