Best Three Things to Say to People that ask when you’re going to have kids

First let me say, this is a post that might offend some parents and the people that ask this type of question (usually its people that are currently pregnant or have kids already – hence the parents).  It is not my intention to offend at all (however it might happen).  I do apologize to anyone that I offend.

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This is a topic that is a constant annoyance and I wanted to put it out there in the hopes that people will understand just how annoying it is to constantly be asked or have to hear “When are you going to have kids?” or “Are you planning to have kids?” “How long have you been married – oh, no kids yet?” or  “Do you want kids?”  I could go on with all the things I’ve heard.  Honestly this really is the thing that bothers me the most – sure I’m bothered by the lack of a clear vision for climate change or when ‘men’ leave the toilet seat up, but being asked about when I plan to have kids is the highest bother on my list of things that bother me.

I don’t have kids.  Would I like them – YES, more than you can imagine.  Will kids be a possibility for me – NO, I don’t think they will.  That is something that I have to deal with on a daily basis.  It’s painful.  It’s heart wrenching.  I just wished that people would realize that there are so many reasons, many of them personal, as to why people might not have children and that they keep their mouth shut.

 

So in order to minimize my pain, I try and find the humor and think of the greatest things to say to the people that ask me these questions.  It might not be the best way to deal with it but it really shuts up the ‘stupid’ people and their questions.

1.  Kids?  Yikes that would screw with my sex life.  Don’t want to mess with that.

2.  I have kids.  Their names are Penny and Mars.  I have to feed them, walk them and love them.

3.  When world peace has been achieved.

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Best Three Guilty Pleasures

       Admit it.  You have one (or two or three in my case).  We all do.  That is ok and one of the reasons why I wanted to share mine.

Wikipedia defines a guilty pleasure as:

A guilty pleasure is something one enjoys and considers pleasurable despite feeling guilt for enjoying it. The “guilt” involved is sometimes simply fear of others discovering one’s lowbrow or otherwise embarrassing tastes, such as campy styles of entertainment. Fashion, video games, music,films, and junk food can be examples of guilty pleasures.

So in the risk of embarrassing myself or not (because I know so people will have the same guilty pleasures as me), here are the best three that I have:

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1.  Anything on the CW (I love Reign and The Vampire Diaries) and MTV (Teen Wolf)

2.  Romance Novels (not just ‘Chick Lit’)

3.  Flavored Popcorn

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The first thing on my list might not seem like a guilty pleasure to some people – especially tweens, teenagers and people in their early to mid-20s – but for a woman in her early to mid-30s – the CW and MTV don’t seem like the best place to spend my tv time, however I just can’t help myself.  I love the shows.  They are addictive and they have characters that I just love – and they make me keep coming back for more.  Take for instant The Vampire Diaries.  I love the show.  I watch it, I rewatch it, over and over.  I’m a fan of Caroline – not Elena and not Damon (sorry Delena fans) and Klaus – so when he left, you can imagine how sad I was.  I’m just hoping for some crossovers – please don’t ruin the ‘budding’ love story….This is just one show – now I’m into Reign.  Yes, I like history but there is barely any historical fact in this show – except for the names and the timeperiod, otherwise I shouldn’t like it but Ohhh, I love Mary and Francis (and the chemistry).   Teen Wolf is the same as above…I love teh characters and everything about the show…my TV show guilty pleasures.  It makes me smile.   

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Romance novels.  Yes I read them…a lot.  Not just ‘chick lit’ ones with contemporary heroines and heros but also the historical romance novels where we always have a writer pair a virgin with Duke or an experience man.  The stories are nuts and some of thee most unrealistic plots around.  I know in my head that is ridiculous but I just enjoy reading them anyways.  I’m obsessive about these books – thank good for iBooks and e-readers – there is so much more available now and easily accessible to satisfy my guilty pleasure.

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My last guilty pleasure is flavored popcorn.  Its quite embarrassing.  I stuff my face with this stuff.  I love it.  It’s one of my favorite foods.  I especially like the cheesy flavors – white cheddar, or cheesy jalapaneo.  My mouth is just watering writing this.  If you haven’t tried it before – please do, you don’t know what you’re missing.

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