Tuesday, April 27, 2010

So it just came to my attention...

...that at my great advanced age I should clearly be married and have 2.7 kids, at least one dog, and a mortgage. Let me just tell you this internet. First, I am not old. I am 27 years old and I have never thought of thirty as old, or even forty. I have always thought that old people were people who didn’t like having fun THEREFORE, as long as I’m having fun, I’m not old. Suck it distant relative who implied that I am. Second, marriage is for people who you know love each other and stuff. As I’ve rarely liked a guy long enough to stick around for a third date, I’m clearly not in a place where I should be getting married. Find me an attractive guy to look at when bored and I’m in, ask me to talk to him about sports and cars and other boy stuff for two hours and it’s nappy time for Tina. Third, even if I were financially, emotionally, etc in a place where I thought I might want kids news flash people, there are too many of us. The planet cannot support the current rate of population growth. And while adoption would let me raise children without violating my belief in negative population growth, I have a friend adopting right now (Hi friend!) and it is HARD. Four, I have a dog and a cat, and I love them, and I love that they’re really my mom’s and I can go away without having to stress over their care. Five, I am a preschool/daycare teacher who works twenty hours a week. Unless someone else wants to pay the mortgage for me, I will continue to live in my mom’s basement. Trust me I’ve tried looking for a second job, or even a first job that utilizes my very expensive college education. But I graduated into this economy people, with a degree in history/secondary ed. Schools are not hiring.
All that aside, let me tell you one more think before I go to bed. Two single women can in fact be very good friends without, as my gram put it, “hiding something about their relationship”. Seriously the third time my gram has asked me or my mom about this situation. I like boys. I just don’t like them for extended periods of time. And I try not to subject anyone to my family, so gram would not necessarily know if there was a special guy in my life.


  1. Hi! (I'm that friend, right?)

    Anyway- I LOVE this post. I love how you were real and honest. And I love how you made some great points.

    Don't ever feel like the world has to define you. The unique and "cool" people are defined by their individuality. So be unique. :)

    Whatever you do, don't change who you are (at least not too much...). Because you're a really cool person and a great friend. :)

  2. Thanks for your encouragement Sarah! I really don't usually care about this stuff, but the fact that people close to me think I should conform to this ideal they have annoys me.