Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
My mother, God rest her lovely soul, used to hound me constantly about having children. She finally gave it up when I hit my late 40s.
It's not like she didn't have plenty of grandchildren, she just simply couldn't understand how her only daughter didn't like/didn't want children. She used to call me her little changeling, because I didn't follow the 'normal' life pattern both sides of my family always have. Get married, get knocked up, and have a passel of kids.
Parents who love children want to be grandparents. You can't fault them for that. I tried not to get testy with my folks when they'd bring up the old, 'But don't you WANT to get married and have kids?' talk. Um no, not particularly, thanks.
I know it's frustrating and can be stressful, but try to be kind with them. They really do consider it to be the next best thing to getting married, and just want you to be happy.
You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Last edited by Speed Racer; 10-02-2013 at 04:23 PM.