Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Let's not let this get out, OK?

Not too many years ago I was very ambivalent about children. They are expensive, they are a lot of work, they require a lot of your time and once you've got them it's impossible to get your pre-child life back without assessing some kind of criminal charge.

Now, I'm finding myself saying things to the hubster like, "When we have a baby, we'll get this crib," or "When we have a kid, I'll use eco-friendly diapers," and "I'm so excited that my sister is breastfeeding! I'm definately breastfeeding when we have a baby."

Apparently, something has changed.

I'd like to think that buying a house and getting married has made the idea of children a little more accessible. My main issue is that there is SO MUCH I haven't done yet, like I've never been to India, I've never backpacked through Europe, I've never taken a yoga retreat, or taken two solid weeks off for some restorative outdoors time. So much I still want to experience, like Macchu Picchu and the Great Barrier Reef, Japan in spring and Mayan ruins in fall.

But I'm getting more comfortable with the idea of crib midgets.

5 comments:

The Maiden Metallurgist said...

It's funny how that happens isn't it. Keep in mind, everything on your list can be done as a retiree too...

Olivia said...

Has your niece has got you all broody?

It will probably nag at you from the top of Macchu Picchu...

Famulus said...

Don't do it! Don't do it! Don't get me wrong, the little buggers are wonderful things, but once you have one, generally speaking another follows. And then those from friends and relatives come and stay and they just seem to come out of the woodwork.

I have produced two myself (with the assistance of their mother) but over the past 2 weeks our house has been filled with between 6 and 9 children. And that was supposed to be my annual holiday!

Save yourselves! Whilst it's not too late...

MattJ said...

From my position as an outside observer I would suggest that Fam is right - they are like pringles - once you pop you can't stop! And they swarm like ants.

Go get another dog :D

Christine said...

Jo? Don't do it. Borrow mine.