Saturday, June 21, 2008

Don't I at least get an honorable mention?

Lots of things have been running through my mind recently. And they are pushing other, more worthy things out.

Little Elvis is doing so many new things, and seriously, he just gets cuter and cuter. But I haven't really written about any of these. When I actually start to write, all these other things just get in my way.

Here Little Elvis has just successfully climbed up onto our loveseat in order to torment Wally. AND look at all that hair!!

One thing that's been bothering me was the comment from an uncle while we were on vacation. He told us that we needed to start "catching up" to his son, whose wife is pregnant with their second child.

Really? Birthin' them babies has become a competition?

Don't you think if I wanted to be taken seriously in the sport of having the most babies I would have started popping them out before I turned 28? I'm almost 30 and have only one child to show for myself. Guess I won't get a medal in that sport. (This is for Bob: Yes, I think it would be considered a contact sport, and practicing would be fun.)

Bob and I were feeding Little Elvis when this comment was made and we just laughed it off, but afterward Bob joked he wanted to hand the spoon over to my uncle, say "OK" and whisk me up the stairs.

If my uncle had just asked if we wanted more children, I would have gladly answered him and thought nothing more of it. But he had to ask if we were going to "catch up." That seems like a strange reason to have a child in my opinion.

All I know is that if and when we decide to add to our family, my cousin (and his progeny) will not be on my mind.


Blogger Ann(ie) said...

People say weird things. I love it when you get married how people say 'when you having kids?' 30 million times. um, we're working on it thankyouverymuch. ANd then after you have one then you're supposed to become a baby factory? You wanna enjoy your little man. I'm the same way. I do want one more, but I'm of advanced age....tell Bob I'm right at his heels. hehe.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Ann(ie) said...

ooops. tell your uncle, not bob. I clearly need much more coffee. =/

3:41 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

laughing it off is the BEST way to handle that situation. People say the darndest (sp?) things. I think sometimes people talk with out thinking... they just open their mouths and out it flies.

I have had a lot of things said to me about having kids, having three kids, have multiples and all this... i just try to let it roll off my back... as best i can.

we have three kids, and people always say to us... "your done, right? I mean you have THREE kids, you shouldn't have any more."

WELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL excuse me. I think that is our business... and quite frankly i love babies and kids and having a big family... so some days i'd like to pop out four more just to see what they would say then. lol (not really though)

also, my son happens to be the only grandson on my husband side of the family out of 7 grandchildren of 5 brothers.... so for a while there was slight competion to have a boy too. ugh. give it a break please. boy or girl... what does it matter... you have a healthy beautiful baby that is all that should matter.

i guess all in all i'm trying to say... people are dumb sometimes. try to shake it off the best you can. he probably means well... since he is your uncle... and just let his mouth get the best of him.



8:06 AM  
Anonymous Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

I didn't have my first until I was 29! Older generations, though, they are strange LOL

My grandparents started asking me when I was gonna get married and have kids WHEN I TURNED 16! Psychos. lol

You, Bob & Little E make a perfect family and you'll add to that family when you're ready. :)

8:18 AM  

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