Today was our big snowflake day party! We invited my family and the twins’ boyfriends.
The only problem was the fact that I felt awful. The flu had attacked our family for the past week and now it was my turn.
Penny was not making things any easier on my stomach. Colleen had politely declined my invite after the issues we’ve had with her and Penny dating the same guy. Colleen had reconciled with her beau but as soon as he walked in the door Penny decided to lay claim again. Needless to say the whole family was clearly upset with her at that moment.
We all got it together long enough to open gifts. We could at least pretend to be one big happy family long enough to get some loot! Penny got some sports gear and Liv ended up with more makeup and clothes. Garrett gave me cooking gear and I bought him a new laptop. Everyone was pleased with their goodies!
“Ugh…Be right back!”
It was terribly embarrassing that I was vomiting through the whole party. I’ve never been so sick. It was the worst Snowflake Day ever. I don’t know why anyone stayed.
After I had composed myself Lanya pulled me aside.
“Mollie…could you be pregnant?”
“Of course not, Lanya. That’s why we just adopted. We’ve tried for 15 years to get pregnant. No, I’m not pregnant.”
“Come on. We’re going upstairs.”
“Just take the test, Mollie. What’s the worst that can happen?”
“No, Laney. I’ve seen way to many negative tests. Even though we have Adam now I just don’t want to do that to myself again.”
“Look. I am gonna stand outside and barricade that door until you pee on this stick. So just do it. Otherwise my three kids will go hungry because I’m not leaving your house until you take this test.”
So I took the test. Mostly just so Lanya would let me out of the bathroom. While I waited for the stupid thing to come up negative I analyzed the beginnings of wrinkles in the mirror.
After three minutes of waiting I looked down at a positive pregnancy test.
I wasn’t sure what to do with that. So I did what any other woman would do after waiting 15 years to see it. I danced like a maniac. Then I went back to the party and didn’t tell anyone.