"Is it possible you may have a knocked somebody up?" I ask Honey out of the blue.
"No, I never let mines escape blah, blah, blah, blah" He was on a roll of funny ways to say how he couldn't be the baby's daddy.
"Hmm weird, there is this guy in my book study that looks just like you when you were probably his age" I tell him.
"Baby, I'm telling you none of that junk ever got loose" he says.
"Okay, I believe you" But that's actually not the point of me starting this conversation.
"Well how old is he?"
I say "Early to mid 20's, so feasibly he could be yours if you were 16 and not careful."
"Hmmm, I know he is not mine"
So Honey was a virgin at 16, good to know, he got married at 18 or something crazy like that and she lives around here somewhere, I don't really care where. For some reason his past relationships mean squat to me. But if she had been pregnant somebody would have told me, his older sisters are great like that. They give me so much teasing ammo, and that is great for times like when he shaves off an eyebrow.
"That's not the point of this whole conversation though, the point is I can't even look at him because he looks so much like you." That makes it hard when he is speaking, cause I just want to stare at him and see exactly what it is that makes him look so much like a younger Honey.
I can't just stare at him, what if he thinks I'm interested? Or does he just thinks I'm some quiet kook who stares rudely at people.
If I had had a baby at 16, the baby would be 17 now, almost an adult. I still get carded for cigarettes! You only have to be 18 to buy them. My mind can't comprehend what my life would have been like if I had been a pregnant teenager and spent the last 17 years of my life raising a child. Weird.
I wonder if Honey is thinking the same thoughts today about what if he had had a baby at 16. Probably not.
As a babeless house we have the luxury of time to ponder such things.. but I'm sure ouir ideas are so totally different. I'd bet ten to one he's thinking about how to work the gun show into his weekend so he can sell his deceased father's handguns. And why the hell his father had them in the first place.