My sister is pregnant.
Now, before y'all start offering congrats, let me explain why my family is so angry and sad about this. Zoe, my sister, is 20 years old. Two years ago, she "fell in love" with a boy, who proceeded to cheat on her. Within a week of breaking up with him, she "fell in love" with another guy, whom she broke up with when his job in the Air Force kept him from spending much time with her (well, what did she expect?) She then "fell in love" again, with a boy who assaulted her while on a date. Two weeks later? In love again, with a depressed, suicidal boy who couldn't live without her. They broke up about two months ago, and of course, a week later, she's "in love" yet again, with a boy who dropped out of high school because it was "too hard," who works at a Starbucks inside a grocery store, and who lives with his parents. Three weeks after they start dating, she moves in with him. She is cautioned by Mom and Dad that this will not end well, but she still leaves.
One week ago, she announces that she is pregnant, about 6 weeks along.
She was taught, since she was a small child, that such behavior is wrong, and not just for moral reasons. She has no job, cannot keep a hold on money, and the young man she's with is a loser! Neither of them have a college degree. She is not a kid person by any means; whenever she was on babysitting duty, she'd sit and text for hours and leave me or my brother to deal with whatever happened. Her having a baby is a BAD IDEA. She already has said she wants the baby, wants to make a happy little family with Mr. Dropout, and wants us all to applaud her as a pro-life model for the rest of the family. When mom and Dad refuse to congratulate her, she starts spreading a story around that we have kicked her out of the house, that Mom hates her guts, and she is the victim in all this. My family has expended thousands of dollars on her welfare! We took out a second mortgage to cover the costs of her stay in a ward for her eating disorder. We bought her a horse. We bought her a computer. We drove her all over the country to cavy shows. We sent her to to college before she dropped out. We have spent more on her than on any of us other kids combined! And yet she has the gall to act like she's the one who's put upon? We are tired of all of the drama, that's all!
And my mom is having a baby herself in 20 weeks, and with 8 other kids to deal with, several of which have health or behavioral issues, she does not have the emotional strength to deal with Zoe! Zoe has already turned several family members against mom with her vicious lies. She doesn't dare go against Dad... he's not as easily hurt or as pacific as Mom is. Zoe wants monetary support and emotional acceptance from us, and it's hard to give either after all she's put us through!
Ughhh. This is going to be a long, hard few months.
Edited by Tanichca - 7/4/12 at 4:17pm