- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
I jest, of course!
DH and I have been married almost a year, but even before the wedding, his coworkers (all male) kept telling us we needed to start having kids ASAP. One guy is so bad about it that he says, “Parenting is awesome! You guys should get on that!” every single time we see him (no exaggeration), as if he’s trying to sell us something. I went to a baby shower this weekend, which is the only approptiate venue for these kinds of questions (if there even is one), and I was the only childless person there, so I got the full heat. His friends will also post things on our Facebooks about us needing to have children ASAP!
In addition, Mother-In-Law is totally wacky about wanting grandkids as soon as possible, and she brings it up almost every time we see her. Everything from, “I wish I had someone to put in one of these” (motioning to adorable tiny halloween costumes) to asking flat out questions about my reproductive health and making assumptions. She had several miscarriages before she carried DH to full term, so I think she is just trying to get us to start before we’re ready in case the same happens to us.
I know they mean well, but the whole thing is starting to feel like we’re being recruited to an MLM/Pyramid Scheme. The sales pitch is about the same- “It’ll change your life!” “It’s the best thing that ever happened to me!” To the point that it feels like they must get some kind of kickback for recruiting another parent to the fold. We don’t want a kid for a long time, so all we can do is continue our mantra, “It’s not on our radar right now, not for a long time, no siree!”
Does anyone else feel like they are being “sold” parenting?