Alright, first time mommies, how are we feeling about everyone and their mothers asking when we are going to have our second? Who says we are going to? Why would most of us even be thinking about something like that when our babies have yet to even sleep through the night? Seriously. What is up?
The worst is when they don’t straight up ask, but instead make a small comment that is meant to ask the question. Like, yesterday I was walking by the maternity store in the mall with my mother-in-law. I had been walking around for 30 minutes, trying to get the little one to sleep because she had not slept the night before or at all during the day. She was finally asleep, and I was walking around like a zombie lady. I barely realized I was even in the mall. So when we walked by the maternity store and my mother-in-law said “you don’t need anything in there!” And I responded “Thank goodness!” She decided to say “Well, until the next one. Right?!” Seriously? I probably couldn’t have even spelled my own name at that point, and she wants me to be thinking about having another baby? I just… I mean… What?? My baby is THREE MONTHS OLD!! This is not the first family member to do this either, this is just the most recent story.
Here is the deal, people of the world, not everyone can have a second child, not everyone wants a second child, or maybe even both of these things. Quit asking people. If a person wants a second child, they will let you know. If they don’t want a second child, they may let you know that too, or they may just not have a second child and realize that it is none of your business how many children they have.
Rant rant rant