Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Those are my lady parts you're discussing...

and EVERYONE's discussing them. Okay, not the parts themselves, but those things that come out of my lady parts. That's right the "b"-word; babies. It seems like you can't be a married woman in your early 20's without hearing about babies on a daily basis. "When are you having a baby?" "are you pregnant yet?" "wait as long as you can" "have kids as soon as possible" blah BLAH BLAH.

Why do people feel entitled to probe, question, and give their unsolicited advice? I mean, I get that people are excited about babies, truly I do. But I'm pretty sure the use (or lack thereof) of my uterus to create mutant spawn is a private matter and one that my husband and I will decide for ourselves. It's not like I come home and say "oh hun, so-and-so says we should have a baby next week so that's what I'm gonna do". Let's just say Drew and I have a plan... a damned good one... and a few people know about it. So if you're not one of those people, consider yourself out of the loop and deal with it.

Sorry for the rant, but I honestly can't make it through a day at work with out someone commenting on my current/future baby-making plans. What if I don't want children (I do, but what if?), or CAN'T have kids, or can't afford kids. What if I'm desperately trying to conceive but can't and your daily comments tear me down and make feel inadequate. Okay, now I'm getting melodramatic, and as far as I know none of those situations apply to me. However, before you ask a woman about her reproductive plans, consider the fact that you don't know what they're going through, what their plans are or what their situation is. Therefore, if you're not close enough to already know their reproductive plans- assume you shouldn't say anything.

<3 a woman who is tired of your advice.

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