I'm not ready for this

A boy invited Mel to come to his soccer game tonight.

Update: I just realized that I never really made a big announcement-type post about this, but M.Bro and I are Mel's permanent guardians now. She's moved from Nebraska to live with us in Madison, and she's transferred from her tiny rural school to 2400-student-strong Memorial High School.

In a lot of ways, she's just like our daughter. Our daughter we conceived at 10 or 11 years old.

8 comments:

Sophist said...

wait till it's your daughter

Mister Vertigo said...

Yikes. Good luck man.

I dread the day Stacie's niece becomes a teenager.

grrrbear said...

Time to buy a shotgun.

Not to actually use, you just need something to be cleaning when he comes over to pick her up.

Yes, yes, I know Mel's not living with you, but you get the idea. Just have her tell this boy that you enjoy shotgun cleaning.

towwas said...

Wow! Remind me who this "Mel" is - M.Bro's sister?

J.Bro said...

Yes - Melanie is Missy's younger sister (and the youngest of eight kids). She's also the reason that M.Bro goes by "Missy" instead of "Mel", a shortening she would prefer.

towwas said...

Eight! Golly! My mom was one of seven. Back in olden times, when they kept a cow and smoked tobacky.

towwas said...

(Strictly speaking, my mom still *is* one of seven.)

grrrbear said...

I stand corrected. Looks like you *do* need to buy a shotgun.

If ya make fer Wal-Mart they miite have 'em on sale since they's gittin' outta da bisness. Otherswise try Cabelas.