Soooo just told my cousin that my hubby and I were expecting # 3. She congratulated me, said she was so happy for us, and even jealous. Then longer into the convo she stops and says, "OMG ur gonna have 3 kids and u'll only be 24. How do you feel about that?" Ummmmm feeling good...we planned it, we're married, we're good parents, we can afford it....Show me the problem again?
I took offense to it, but didn't get angry since she admitted she was jealous. I could have thrown in her face that her boyfriend is a father with two kids who have two different mothers....BUT I don't have issues with happily blended families...I think a happy family is a happy family no matter how many moms and dads their are. I've always been supportive of her because she fears people will look down to her.
My age was a big factor in this equation. It was like this, do it now while we're young or be done for good.
My reply to her was...I'll be 44 when my youngest is 20...So yup feeling good:) I also explained that we wanted to do it while I was able to stay home until the child was in kindergarten.
UGHHHH! Why does this make me so mad?! Maybe I feared people would look at us like that? Our 1st and 2nd weren't planned. We've been clear that this one was...I guess deep down I knew there would be the "Oh my! Three kids? What are they thinking?" Just hoped it wouldn't happen.
Anyone else defending their decisions??
Thanks for reading:)