Friday, June 15, 2007

An anti-child mother

Last week I was having a polite discussion with the wife of an aquaintance of my father's. She is young - 28 yrs old to be exact - and has two beautiful girls, ages 9 and 5. She made a comment of how "nice" it was that my second child is a girl since my first-born is a boy. I made it clear that we will have more if God wills it.

She mentioned that her husband, who is also 28 yrs old, would like to have more children, but she refuses stating that two kids are enough and she was done having kids nine years ago!

I choked. She has a five-year-old!

Fortunately her dog started a fight with my father's dog, so I was saved from a potentional awkward silence and from fumbling to find a new course of conversation.