By Ariella Papa
Voula Pavlopolous will not be making plans a huge fats Greek marriage ceremony each time quickly. After a turbulent early life and two-and-a-half former boyfriends--if you could name them that--Voula's content material to have on my own time in her crowded condominium and beverages along with her ally, Jamie (who's by no means been a kind of married those that ditches her pals). Voula does not see it coming whilst Jamie says the 2 grossest phrases within the English language Voula can potentially imagine-"We're trying." in fact, after "We're making an attempt" comes "We're pregnant." Now, Jamie's busy with Lamaze type and besieged by means of swollen ankles, whereas Voula is turning into knowledgeable on what to anticipate while your former wild-and-crazy female friend is awaiting. good, Voula's uninterested in sitting at the sidelines of lifestyles and has determined she'd higher commence residing it. First step: cease being her mother's doormat. moment step: cease being so choosy and provides a man an opportunity. yet most significantly: It't time to claim see you later to Armando, her Italian stallion roommate, and whoever else resides of their 3rd bed room. that is right-she goes to shop for a spot. There are 3 and a part million residences in big apple. discovering the precise one cannot be that arduous. Can it?
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I tried to imagine who my mother was when she was younger. By my age she already had three daughters and a husband who was disappointed that she couldn’t produce a son. It was an amazing revelation for me in seventh grade when I realized that men determine the sex of the baby. I told my mother and she ignored me; I wouldn’t have dared tell my father. You wouldn’t know it from the annoyance that punctuated every Greek word of my mother’s message, but at one time she was happy. She had to have been.
As soon as we met, Jamie and I were inseparable. Well, except for when she was with whatever boy she was dating. We hung out at her place all the time and watched Donahue after school and ate melba toast and cream cheese. We shared clothes and scoped boys. With Jamie, my life seemed almost normal. We met when I was fourteen, right after the summer that my oldest sister, Cristina, died in a moped accident in Cyprus. I can’t say that I had ever had anything close to a functional family, but nothing was the same after that.
Hi, Voula, I’m sorry I couldn’t find your home number. ” She giggled self-consciously. “Could you call me? I don’t care what time of night it is. ” I was intrigued so I dialed her number. It was eleven-thirty, but she had said anytime. She sounded extremely alert when she picked up on the first ring. “Delilah, hello, it’s Voula. You said I could call…” “Yes, Voula, hello. You aren’t going to believe it. Hell, I practically fainted in the doctor’s office. ” “Pregnant? ” Not to mention that she had two college-age kids.