It's official. Next January I am going to be an uncle. A real one.
Beast Wench is having a kid.
Up until now, I have happily served as an auxiliary uncle to several of my close friends' children, with mixed results. I'm not sure all of them really know who I am. But in January, all that will end. My sister--my only sibling--will have a baby, and I will finally be bona-fide.
Tom Jones shine in.
It's gonna be a blast.
*Yes, I realize that most of my friends have also moved on to give birth to their own children, but from what I can tell, being an uncle is the better gig. It's kind of like being Vice President: your name is on the ticket, you share in the glory and the prestige, but you really don't have to do anything.