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    Surprise! You're a Grandmother! and other shocking stories

    Yeah, it's a shocker. This is what happened to my sister over the holiday weekend!

    My niece, who is 20 and in the army, didn't tell anyone in the family that she was pregnant. Last time we all saw her was Thanksgiving, when she would have been about 3-4 months along (baby was born in May, but no one knows if it was early, or on time). No one noticed, and she may have dressed to hide it (not enough info yet to know). So here it is July, and she finally said something.

    And here's why she spoke up: my niece's unit is heading out to Iraq next month. So my sister not only found out she is a grandmother over the weekend, but she also had do decide if she would take care of the baby while my niece is away. Wow. That's a lot to take in!

    Anyone else have some real shockers to tell??
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    Congratulations, you have finally rendered all Cybs speechless. I honestly cannot think of a single issue that's "surprised" me like that.

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    Mrs. ofos and I were pretty surprised when we found out that my oldest son and his girlfriend were actually married. They had decided not to tell their families because they thought it was better to punish everyone by letting us assume that they were just living together. Sure showed us. You can guess how long that marriage lasted.

    Doesn't even come close to Salmissra's instant grandparent story but it's the best I can do.
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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Congratulations, you have finally rendered all Cybs speechless. I honestly cannot think of a single issue that's "surprised" me like that.
    I agree with ZG.
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    Quote Originally posted by Salmissra View post
    Yeah, it's a shocker. This is what happened to my sister over the holiday weekend!

    My niece, who is 20 and in the army, didn't tell anyone in the family that she was pregnant. Last time we all saw her was Thanksgiving, when she would have been about 3-4 months along (baby was born in May, but no one knows if it was early, or on time). No one noticed, and she may have dressed to hide it (not enough info yet to know). So here it is July, and she finally said something.

    And here's why she spoke up: my niece's unit is heading out to Iraq next month. So my sister not only found out she is a grandmother over the weekend, but she also had do decide if she would take care of the baby while my niece is away. Wow. That's a lot to take in!

    Anyone else have some real shockers to tell??
    Such is the life of a BRAT.
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    That's pretty shockeriffic if you ask me. The only thing that comes close for me is being served divorce papers the day after my mother's funeral. The ex was even at home with me when the sheriff served the papers.
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    My wife and I eloped, so my mother kind of got a "I'd like you to meet my wife" shocker. She was cool with it, although I think she missed us not having a traditional wedding (which is exactly why we eloped...).
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