I had such a productive morning! I made three (3) batches of baby food ("carrot bean corn pea," "broccoli plus half a bag of corn we're never going to finish," and "raspberry blackberry prune applesauce"), and I wiped Elizabeth's nose one (1) zillion times. ...Hm. Well, it FELT like a productive morning.
I'd like to devote today's post to NAGGING.
My brother and my sister-in-law..... Wait. Let me give you their names so I don't have to keep referring to them that way, and so you're not thinking "Well, is this the woman married to her brother, or is this a sister of Paul's?" but without me having to clarify by saying "my brother's wife," which, I don't know, sounds a little funny. It reminds me of when my mother-in-law addresses my mail Mrs. Paul Thistle, like it's to ANYONE married to Paul, it doesn't really matter who it is.
AS I WAS SAYING, Erik and Anna are..."engaged to have a baby." That is, they have decided to have one, but have not yet..."planted the tulip bulb," if you follow me. There is still time to back away and actually plant actual tulips instead, and there are days I would fully support that decision and even chip in for the bulbs.
But here is what I am hoping we can discuss, since Erik and Anna read my blog, and since Erik has stopped answering my pleading, nagging, whining emails. Can we discuss how you felt before having children, and how you feel about those feelings now? Like, if you were scared before, but now think, "OH! If I'd known it was like this, I wouldn't have been so nervous!" Or if you thought you didn't really like children, but now you think "OMG I AM SO IN LUV W/THIS BABY!!1!"
(If you were confident before, but now think, "Actually, I should have gone with the tulips," keep your pie-hole CLOSED. We are looking for NAGGING, not for UNBIASED SCIENTIFIC DATA COLLECTION.)
And can we also tell them to HURRY THE HECK UP and make Swistle an aunt? What are they WAITING for? Spring is HERE!
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