Chubs has lost 2 pounds. June has lost 6 pounds (there is some crap about her not wanting to lose too much weight too fast because it isn’t healthy, but it’s written all over her face that she knows she isn’t fooling anyone).
Someone has gained 4 pounds (Between the nicknames and still not having everyone’s real name yet, I don’t know. It’s not the pregnant one, or maybe it is?).
Alana has gained a pound.
Since Alana is six, I don’t know if that is good or bad. I only know that I need someone to tell me whether or not a 6-year-old should way almost 70 pounds. Seriously. Is that bad? Is it good? Is it to be expected? I have never been good with guessing people’s weights and I’ve never in my life guessed a child’s weight. So, it’s just one more thing that I am asking you to help a sister out on, Gasmii. I have no clue whether I am supposed to laugh, be outraged, or be worried.
Let’s jump ahead to the baby shower. I think the pregnant one’s nickname is Chickadee/Anna (at least, I hope I have been calling her by the right name), so let’s just start from there. She is in her third trimester and her family is throwing her a baby shower. So, there are presents and games and celebrations with the family. Everyone is at June’s mother’s house and Chickadee is excited about the party.
I’m excited about this photo of a young June. There’s an awful lot of determination in her eyes.
June’s mom (?) is babysitting Glitzy as we look at a photo of a young June and hear her talk about what it was like to get pregnant at 15 and how difficult it was. Chickadee talks about how she will probably only be an “OK” mom, but not a perfect one. It may have been the alcohol, but I enjoyed hearing that. She knows her mom isn’t perfect, but loves the idea that she could be just as OK as her mom is.
There are plenty of people who think that June is awful as a mother. I don’t, though. I think that June is doing the best she knows how while making sure her kids are happy. Or, making sure her kids could tell her they weren’t happy and why.
There is a great deal of logic going happening in June’s parenting. I just hope people don’t forget that because of the whole disappearing/reappearing neck crust thing. Because, once that shit has been pointed out to you, it’s stuck in your mind forever.
Anyway, June believes that Chickadee is going to do well because she has the support of her whole family. And, of course, Alana can’t wait to treat the baby like a little princess. They play baby themed games and open presents and it’s a pretty typical baby shower. Until Chubs decides to bring Glitzy out. He totally stills focus and the family is starting to realize how much trouble it will be to raise a pig when they also have a baby on the way. And that is why you don’t give kids pets as consolation prizes.