As you know from my previous blog, Olivia has a boyfriend. Quite what having a boyfriend aged 11 entails I am not sure, but I am told there is no kissing (“yuk”) or in fact any dates.
As you quickly realise living in this part of the world, once you get involved with one family member, you have to take on the rest. So poor Jack (as he is called) has found.
Bea has added him as a sibling on Facebook. When he messaged her (or whatever it is called) to ask her why, since they are not related, she has added him as her brother she replied that once Olivia and he were married, he would be her brother-in-law. And as there was no category for brother-in-law Bea put him down as her brother.
“But I’m only 12 years old,” came the response. “I’m not sure what I want to do yet, or who I want to marry.”
“Well, could you plz decide,” Bea wrote back.
Jack then announced that he did in fact want to get married, and that he wants to live in Miami and have one child, a boy. And he wants a Jaguar.
When Olivia was informed of her future husband’s intentions she was not impressed.
“I have no idea where Miami is and I want five children and a Ferrari.”
Bea still lists him as her brother though, I feel she has the optimism of Mrs Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. And I suppose at least she has given the poor boy some time to get used to the idea. But of course he will now have to change his life plans before Olivia agrees to the wedding….
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2010