Friday, November 20, 2009

A Third Wheel


When Katie was in the hospital giving birth, there was another girl down the hall from us, also in labor. I didn't pay much attention to her, but I did notice that she had a lot of family with her. I was kind of preoccupied to get many details.
However, my mom was there and overheard a conversation in the lobby or in the room or somewhere that the girl giving birth had two guys holding her hands by the bedside. One of the guys was her husband, the other guy was...her boyfriend.

What?

Yes, her boyfriend and her husband were there, both assisting and comforting her while she was in labor. Very strange.

Since I heard this from my mom, I have been trying to think of scenarios that would allow such a situation to occur:

1) She got pregnant with her boyfriend, broke up with him, starting dating another guy and got married to him all all within 9 months, and the boyfriend wants to be a part of her child's life.

2) While married to he husband, she was unfaithful and has a relationship with her boyfriend, got pregnant, the husband found out and was forgiving and wants to adopt the baby, and her boyfriend needs to be there to give consent.

3) She has had a relationship with both her husband and boyfriend for a while and nobody knows who the father of her child is. They are both there to determine fatherhood through DNA testing after the baby is born.

Can you think of any others?

5 comments:

Chris said...

Spiritual marriage polyandry?
Also, it sounds like something I would overhear in the jail lobby or riding the bus.

ali said...

whoa... that's crazy dude

Katie said...

I still think of that sometimes. So weird.

Kathy Haynie said...

We live in a funny world. I often wake up in the morning, so grateful to just be me.

Patricia said...

I wonder if the boy friend was her good friend, and her husband was the father of the baby.