inspiredinthedark asked: Arnold and Helga all preggers…. what would she be like?
Oh man, I saw this request last night and almost had a heart attack because… I HAVE SO MANY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS. I really think that Helga would have a lot of issues with the idea of parenthood. Like, she and Arnold are together for awhile and probably even married and he sort of tries to bring up the topic, but she always shuts down about it?
I just imagine Helga is a little bit terrified of the idea of being a mother. She is a little wary of bringing more Patakis in the world to be messed up little gems of neglect and the pressure to be the best. Like, she knows she doesn’t have to follow in her parent’s footsteps, but she still has this sense that it’s inevitable. So she just… decides against having kids? It’s not even that she doesn’t WANT them, she just feels like it’d be irresponsible for her.
But then she probably gets pregnant by accident (despite using birth control/condoms/etcccc.) She really seriously considers abortion and the only thing that stops her is that… it’s Arnold’s. Just… it’s a tiny little Arnold and the idea of that already makes her love it a little and, even though I think he would be understanding and supportive of her making her own bodily decisions, she knows that Arnold WOULD be a good parent. A great parent.
So she keeps it, though she’s basically a wreck the whole time and (in my headcanon) it’s TWINS and when she finds that out she basically has a huge meltdown. And Arnold just does his very best to be there and support her even when she pushes him away. Also, she’s frustrated and can’t smoke and so this is her just sitting on the front stoop with an unlit cigarette feeling very out of sorts.
Basically, I don’t think Helga is going to be happy about being a mom and it takes a lot of pep talks from Arnold to make her feel good about it at all. Of course, she does FINE as a mom, partly because she’s actually a really good and reasonable mix of her parent’s, partly because she wants so badly to not fuck it up and also just because she has Arnold there to temper her and support her.
What am I doing with my life?
When I saw this:
I looked through my closet to find this:
I will forever name him SCHLOND POOFA
even Barbie has them