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


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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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.