I was happy last week to see that there had been some reconciliation between the Palins and Mr. Johnston. This however…

NEW YORK — Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston say they’re engaged – and they haven’t told her parents yet.

Palin, the daughter of 2008 vice-presidential candidate and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, is featured on the cover of Us Weekly with Johnston, holding their son, 18-month-old Tripp.

Bristol Palin tells the magazine that she finds the idea of telling her mother “intimidating and scary.” Us Weekly editor Caroline Schaefer said on NBC’S “Today” show Tuesday that Palin approached the magazine looking for a platform to explain why she got engaged.

Palin and Johnston say they reconnected while working out a custody plan and became engaged two weeks ago. Schaefer says they hope to get married within six weeks in a small ceremony in Alaska.

Wow. And this is how you tell Mom?!?

It would seem that Bristol and Levi still have a fair amount of growing up to do. I would hope that they would extend the engagement to make sure we don’t have a repeat of last time.

What do you think?