Today was Rachael's baby shower. Am I getting soft? I half way think she's going to be ok through this. I still don't agree with her having a baby at her age though (pregnant at 15). I mean is it really her decision to have the baby or is it more to satisfy her mother. Her mom is a wonderful woman don't get me wrong and she loves babies and would love to have another now that her youngest of five children is now 6 years old.
I still think it's going to be a bit of a reality shock when the baby is actually here. I know she was involved with taking care of her siblings since she is the oldest, but watching them for a little while is very different than BEING the mom. She is due in January. Her plan is to finish school. Get a job. Move out. Good plan..... right?
My brother is upset about the situation and it is the cause of many disagreements between him and his wife. He thinks she should move out now since she's responsible enough to have a baby she should be responsible enough to take care of it and her on here own. Now I know that will never happen and I don't think it should for the safety of Rachael and the baby. After speaking with him, I think what my brother thinks should happen is more like a "tough love" approach. He thinks she's getting everything handed to her and done for her and it's just too easy. I agree with that.