With the holidays right around the corner, I wanted to discuss a question that you, as a newlywed, will get asked over and over again (especially at family gatherings). Other than “How’s married life?” the most notorious question is…”So, when are you guys having kids?” While I understand the intent behind the question (family members are generally excited at the prospect of having the family expand), it can get pretty frustrating hearing this question all the time, particularly because it hasn’t even been a year since we’ve been married. Can we have a little bit of time to enjoy newlywed life please?!!
The most famous baby born this year / Photo via US Weekly
I also have a few things I want to do/accomplish first before bringing kids into this world. I’m in the midst of starting a new business (more on that next month!), I want to take a trip to Argentina (I’ve never been to South America), I want to go to Coachella, which will complete my US music festival trifecta (we’ve been to Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits). And for the first time in my life, I want to get a real pet (I grew up with fish and plants, so Mr. M and I would like to get a dog next year). And to put it frankly, I just don’t have baby fever at this time. This in no way implies that I never will—this just means that at this moment in time, I’m just not in the baby-making mindset.