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Mon, Feb. 7th, 2005, 12:28 am
Babies

God.

Two more of my highschool classmates have had babies this past week - for a total of three kids. Each.

At this point, over 90% of the people I graduated high-school with are married. Almost three-quarters have kids. More than half have more than one.

I'm twenty-seven. I don't want to get married and have babies. Is there something wrong with me? Or just with the world I come from? And if it's the latter, why can't I just walk away without looking back?

Mon, Feb. 7th, 2005 11:02 am (UTC)
boffo9

I didn't marry until I was 30.

Also, until my own kid, the last thing I wanted was a kid.

There is nothing wrong with how you feel.

Mon, Feb. 7th, 2005 02:10 pm (UTC)
scarywhitegirl

Nope, there's nothing wrong with what you feel. I got married shortly after college because it seemed like that was what I was supposed to do. It was a big mistake, hence why I'm now divorced.

And as for kids, one of my friends told me last night she could see me with like 12 kids. Thank you, no. A couple, maybe, and that's only when I'm ready for them... which may never happen...

Mon, Feb. 7th, 2005 02:15 pm (UTC)
psychick

Eh, if they wanna have babies, they can have babies. Babies for them! If you don't want babies, you don't have to have babies. There are, so far, no mandatory birth-laws in America.

"No, officer, I swear! I'm pregnant! I'll have my mandatory baby in just four months, really!"

"You were three months pregnant last time I came around, woman, and that was two years ago. Stop holding out on us!"

...I kinda think Mandatory Baby would make a good band name. Or at least an album or something. "We are..." ::sounds of crowd cheering:: "THE MANDATORY BABIES!!!" ::thunderous applause::

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 03:53 am (UTC)
eclectician

In my country... well, not quite. Almost, but not quite there yet.

Tue, Feb. 8th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC)
eclectician

There's absolutely nothing wrong with either of you.

There may be no way to leave home without wondering if you did quite right - it's natural to doubt. Just remember to look forward as well as back.