- 3 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
I’m a little annoyed about yesterday’s Thanksgiving dinner with my husband’s family. Not even five minutes in of greeting everyone when we came in and my husband’s grandmother introduces me to strangers with “this is another couple that still don’t have any kids”. Like can I take my coat off first, introduce myself, and slowly make my way to at least one person without having to be ridiculed.
At first it didn’t bother me that we were asked at the beginning of our marriage, but it has become the subject of the conversation at every family gathering. As much I as I would like to justify myself; however, I feel that I shouldn’t have to because it’s such a private matter that should be between husband and wife. Also, why do couples with kids try so hard to convince others that having kids is the key to happiness? Both my husband and I can’t wait till that chapter of our lives’ begins but for now we both have discussed that it is not the right time. For now we are both satisfied with the way our schedules are, neither one of us feel like having kids will bring us any closer. For example, once our kids grow up, my husband and I will be alone again and does that mean that once the kids are gone, does that mean we lose some intimacy?
When the day comes, both of us will embrace it, but for now we are still riding this journey as two!