Saturday, July 16, 2011

Presumptuous much?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that all females in their mid- to late twenties must be in want of a baby. It must be true, everyone keeps going on about it. You get married, "when are you starting a family?" You buy a new house, "new house, new baby!" People around you get pregnant, "ohhh it'll be your turn next!" They proudly show off their new offspring, "are you getting broody yet?"

I have never been broody when it comes to human babies in my life.

Cat babies, on the other hand ... ♥

Next time someone makes a baby comment at me, I'll reply, "thanks, we've tried for years but the doctor says I can't conceive" just to see what reaction I get. It only pisses me off to be badgered about something everyone assumes I must want simply because of my gender - but for someone who genuinely has fertility problems, questions like that must really hurt. But if you're a reasonably healthy woman, everyone (even strangers) will assume you'll have a baby sooner or later, and they love to be smug about it.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Random acts of navel gazing

Perhaps not the most brilliant idea in the world to be out on the town and being able to blog because there's an app for that ... because blogging and alcohol is not necessarily a good idea. Still.

Been thinking lots the past couple of days due to reading a book found in a charity shop. Technically the thoughts have been there a lot longer, several since I was a child. But the sort of wishy-washy "shit happens" attitude is quickly eroding. My mind's made up. Hopefully the feelings are shared or we're going to have an issue. But that's not something I'm willing to talk about on a blog. Yet.