“About as much as I regret never being homeless.”
“Wow Mimi, that’s pretty harsh.”
“You know I have commitment issues. Why the surprise?”
“Oh yes, I forgot,” Candy says before leaning back into a relaxed position.
Mimi and Candy spend over a half hour together discussing
relationships and life in general, before deciding to call it a night.
Gwen arrives home and follows blaring music upstairs to discover
Lindsay in her bedroom. “Cool bedroom cousin!” Lindsay says as if
it’s perfectly ok for her to be in Gwen’s room without permission.
Gwen is so shocked that miss popularity is talking to her, that she forgets
to put up her guard, and doesn’t respond in the sarcastic manner that she
usually would have. Instead she shows Lindsay how cool her room looks
under black light.
“Very cool!” Lindsay says. “We need to hang out more. Family
should stick together. See you at school…ciao!” Lindsay says
before leaving for home. Gwen is still in shock.
That night, after everyone is sleeping, Rena wakes up; unable to fall
asleep because of her little secret. She and Spencer are going to be
parents. Now that she knows for sure, she cannot wait to tell everyone.
Her happiness is interrupted by a sudden need to eat ice cream
with spaghetti. “Do cravings begin this early?” She wonders to
The next morning, Spencer is up bright and early. He’s well rested and
ready for a productive day of work. He is moving up the ladder pretty
rapidly, partly due to his hard work and ambition, and partly because he’s
the owner’s son.
Gwen receives an early morning call from Lydell; letting her know
that today will be his last day of school. He is aging up to an adult
and ready to put an end to the whole high school thing.
Although Gwen is upset that her only high school friend is quitting
school, she decides to get dressed up a bit and try to make it a
special day for him.
In the kitchen, Rena is thinking about how parenthood will change
her lifetime wish of becoming a composer. She knows that she will
have to reevaluate and reprioritize now that she is sure that she’s
Rena feels that she will just burst if she keeps the news in any longer.
Spencer has already left for work, so she goes to Candy with the news.
“Good morning mom,” Rena begins, “remember how you told Spencer and
I not to wait too long to have children; that you wanted to hear the pitter
patter of little feet?”
“Well, you don’t have to wait any longer.”
It takes a minute for Rena’s words to sink in. Candy stands there with a
stupid look on her face trying to digest what was just revealed to her.
“Come again?” She says.
“I’m pregnant…you’re going to be a grandmother!”
“I’m going to be a grandmother?” Candy says half asking and half
“You’re going to be a grandmother,” Rena repeats.
Rena allows Candy time to let the news settle.
“Oh my goodness…Rena! You have to take good care of yourself.
Oh man…what can I do? Let me treat you to a spa treatment!”
Candy says a thousand words a minute.
“You don’t have to do that. You’ve done enough for me.”
“It’s not for you, it’s for my grandchild. Now go grab my purse so I can give
you the money!” Candy says with impatient excitement.
Rena knows that there’s no use in arguing with Candy, besides
that, her back has been killing her so she could use a nice deep
Rena is glad that she didn’t turn down the massage. The massage
therapist must be a magician, because she is able to massage away every
ache that Rena has been feeling. The massage therapist even shows her
a few pressure points that help keep nausea away.
Candy leaves the house soon after Rena to visit the bookstore for
new sheet music. She runs into her long-time friend Dianne.
“I’m going to be a grandmother!” She happily announces.
“Already! Wow! I’m so happy for you!” Dianne says giving her a
Rena is back at home playing the piano when Spencer arrives
Rena tries to hold her excitement in while she walks over to give
Spencer the news.
Rena decides not to beat around the bush, “Spencer, I’m pregnant.”
Spencer thinks that Rena is joking, but would she joke about something
“I’m going to be a father?”
“Yes. I’m pregnant.”
Spencer reaches down and caresses Rena’s expanding tummy.
“I’m going to be a father.” Spencer repeats as if saying it a second
time will help him comprehend it better.
“You’re going to be a mother,” he tells her as if she didn’t know.
“We’re going to be parents,” she answers.
Spencer grabs her gently and pulls her in for a kiss.
“I’m so happy!” He whispers right before their lips meet.