In an effort to make blogging easier, I’m going with theme days. Wednesday is easy. Tuesdays will be tacky. Suggestions for the other days?
So, I have a guy friend named Michael. He’s a super nice guy, but he’s also a smidge gullible.
Michael met Amanda. Michael dated Amanda. Michael fell in love with Amanda.
Amanda got pregnant. Amanda demanded a quick wedding. Michael (of course) agreed.
Baby #1 came. Then baby #2. Michael was blissfully happy. Amanda? Not so much.
Amanda stared going out. Since her mood improved, Michael was happy about this new behavior.
Then Amanda asked for a divorce – she was in love with someone new.
At this point, Michael found his cajones and saw the light. He happily gave her a divorce.
**Fast-forward 2 years**
Amanda’s man still doesn’t have full-time work. She ‘s doing a few questionable things to make ends meet.
Michael is a happy single man. He has custody 50% of the time.
Micheal pulls up to his ex’s house to pick up his kids. They’re really excited, so he of course asked them what was going on. And that’s when they said it – Mom is having another baby.
Michael is initially uber happy – if she marries the guy, his support payments drastically drop. So he gives Amanda a buzz to get the deets on her life. And that’s when she said it – she’s NOT getting married. She and the boyfriend broke up. He’s gone.
So Michael calls me to bounce a few thoughts around. And then I said it – do you realize her new baby will have your last name?
You see, Amanda kept Michael’s last name after the divorce so that she and her kids would have the same name. This is perfectly fine. But now that she’s having another baby, and the dad is gone, she’s going to give the new baby her ex-husband’s last name.
I think that’s creepy. Michael is not pleased, and we won’t talk about how Michael’s new girlfriend reacted to this realization.
So, am I wrong? This is tacky, right?