Hazledust - yes! We can have fun! I have probably had too much, but my circumstance is special with way more alone time to fill than any mama would want.
Mamajen I hope you get your proposal in 2012! The rest of 2011 will fly by & before you know it perhaps a V-day or summertime moment will be the one where ING's knee will bend.
Cool as a Cucumber withstood my August/September campaign to move things fast. I pushed for a short time horizon between dating as we are now & becoming a family. He happily tracks the real estate market & we go to showings, but won't move things quicker than his comfort zone allows for & as of now needs at least 1 more year before making big life changes.
I hope that he speeds up the pace sometime over the winter & at least proposes or suggests we slowly start the real estate process of listing & selling our homes to be able to buy a home together. I'm now 32 & he says he wants 2-3 kids. I need to get cracking on that or it just won't be an option, but he thinks I'm plenty youn/no rush. Men don't get it sometimes. I won't do pregnancy over 35ish. So, I've told him that 3 kids is already off the table because we aren't starting now. 2 is possible if we begin trying next summer, but that's kind of it. I won't be 40 & pushing a stroller & changing diapers. That is just not the life I want. His mom had a kid late in life with her second husband and ended up mentally handicapped. So Cucumber shouldn't be so blasé about my fertility timeline. Sigh.
He also would want a prenup. I don't see the point when 2 people go in with very little wealth. Your opinions?