Save them will ya?
I won’t lie, for a long time during my twenties I thought I would eventually have a kid (just the one) after getting married at some point. But life happens. And by that I mean the unexpected.
I won’t go into details, but suffice it to say we’re consistently hurting financially. Please don’t tell us that we can make it better, because there are limits to what we can or cannot do (i.e. we can’t cut out groceries from our budget).
In any case, I’ve found the incessant questions we’ve gotten from family (both sides) on when are we going to have a child already highly offensive. Since that’s all we’re good for I guess. Or actually our families just want us to be “happy” and having a child is the only way to achieve this.
Right. Thanks but I’m actually enjoying sleeping in on the weekends, being lazy when I feel like it (and it’s not a work day), going to the gym after work and getting home late, hanging out with may friends without having to figure out a small human’s schedule, not paying for daycare, taking a vacation day to stay home with a sick child, getting sick because of said sick child, and the list goes on.
Not only that but Matt and I are getting to a better place in our marriage and our relationship and can I just say I love it?
It’s not enough that our families ask us from time to time “when are you going to have a child already” because you know “your wife is getting older.” THANKS.
But for a while now – quite a while – I’ve been getting the same incessant ad on Pandora about freezing my eggs.
Uh, a little presumptuous now are you not Pandora? Unfortunately there isn’t any way to say that this ad does not appeal to me (you can sometimes do that on Hulu) and I’m not sure who to yell at, but WOW.
“Hey! Since you’re in your mid-30s and from what we can tell you don’t have a kid yet, soooooooooo WHY DON’T YOU FREEZE YOUR EGGS ALREADY YOU LAZY, OLD WOMAN??”