Don’t be like your uncle Matt

The universe never fails to amaze me. Today I became an uncle for the second time, and my Brother-in-law and his wife purposely avoided finding out the sex of their child until birth. Apparently they wanted to go old school on that and be surprised.

A few weeks ago, we were talking to them and the subject of previous wagers on life events came up. I proposed a bet on the sex of their new child.

Now, my brother-in-law has degrees from MIT and law school, but he’s a man’s man. He loves beer, steak, and sports. I knew he’d be a fit father whether his first born was male or female, but I’m sure it’d be easier for him to have a boy. He was talking about how great it’d be to have a boy for the past 9 months, and they had the boy’s name all set (they were still undecided on the girl’s name).

In my 30 years, I’ve learned two things about life: it is never easy, and life is one big comedy.

Whenever you think you’re on easy street, the universe always seems to throw you a curveball. I knew a boy would be the easy way out, and that in life’s divine comedy, he was getting a girl. I put my money on girl.

Today, at 6:38PM, I won 50 bucks.