Conversations with a pregnant sister

My sister, Heather, is having a baby in October. My girlfriend, Erin, instructed me to offer our collective service as a babysitter.

Me: Erin wanted me to let you know we’ll watch the baby so you and Will can go out.
Heather: She’ll be there?
Me: Yes.
Heather: Because I’m not letting you watch it by yourself.
Me: Gee, thanks.
Heather: Well no offense, but you seem kind of awkward around kids.
Me: I’m a TEACHER!

Conversations are not transcribed verbatim. They are altered for length, to provide appropriate context, and to make them funnier whenever necessary. Frankly, all you can count on in these posts is that at some point, I had a conversation with somebody about some subject.


6 Responses to “Conversations with a pregnant sister”

  1. July 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Isn’t it wonderful how much faith family has in you?

  2. 4 bigwords88
    July 5, 2010 at 1:22 am

    The first time I had to look after my niece – and remember that I’ve never spent a great deal of time around kids – I was told by my brother “Don’t worry, she bounces.” I haven’t dropped her, but I have managed to trap her fingers in a cupboard door. She’s also ran into a door frame or two, fallen off the couch, skinned her knees and done all kinds of damage to herself. Kids are like that, though…

    Babies are, in comparison with older kids, much easier to look after. Most of the time they lie there not doing much of anything, save for the occasional crying bout.

  3. 5 Missy
    July 5, 2010 at 7:47 am

    LOVE the piece!!!! Just remember, babies have those great diapers that, contrary to public opinion, do NOT last all evening! Oh, and they really *good* diapers usually happen when no one else is around. Just thought I’d let you know. 😛

  4. 6 Stephanie Bourgeois
    July 9, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Aawww! Just have fun, Uncle Blake!! 😀

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