I'm going to a baby shower this weekend. What could be troubling about a baby shower you ask? Well there is a lot of drama surrounding the father.
The baby shower is for my 22 year old Godson. My girlfriend seems to be very happy to become a grandmother. Here's my issue. Follow me closely because this is a doosy.
A few years ago my girlfriend and her husband were having trouble with my Godson. There was fighting and tension so they put him out. After wearing out his welcome with relatives and friends they decided to come to me and ask if he could stay with me. Well, he was slated to leave for the military in 5 weeks so I thought, 'No big deal'.
I come home one day from work to find him and his girlfriend hanging out here and as soon as I walk in the door he tells me he has to talk to me. People, when someone tells you they have to talk to you before you even have a chance to take off your coat it can't be good.
He proceeds to tell me that he is having gender identity issues and strongly felt he's in the wrong body. He should have been born a woman. WHAT!!! Awesome. He further states that he will be having gender reassignment surgery as soon as he could afford it (apparently its pretty pricey).
Well after I recovered from that revelation and realized he wasn't going to go into the military or find a job it was determined that he had to go. I take him back to his parents house, dropped him off and speed away.
His parents are completely against this behavior. This is the reason they put him out in the first place. It is clear to me that my Godson stifled his feelings and intentions in order to be accepted by his parents.
This kid has a myspace page where he declares his desire to be a woman and solicits advice on having surgery.
Fast forward a couple years and he's found a new girlfriend whom he got pregnant hence the baby shower this weekend. Can you see why I'm not particularly thrilled about this pregnancy. This kid is very confused about his gender and sexuality and is clearly hiding it. I don't have a problem with whatever he decides, I love him anyway but he is now bringing a poor innocent child into this situation who will be forced to experience his father eventually turn into his "mother" when he is strong enough to come out and not hide.
I see nothing but heartache and trouble down the road.