Since Finley turned two, its been like a red rag to a bull for people asking if we’re going to have another baby yet.
‘Must be time for another don’t you think?’
Woah, back up there nosey Nelly. That’s a bit personal don’t you think?
Thing is, I find people asking me that question quite rude. I mean for me, that’s private. I wouldn’t dream of asking someone I didn’t know very well if they were planning on getting up the duff anytime soon.
Just because someone had a kid this one time, it doesn’t mean they want to do it again. In fact it doesn’t even mean they can do it again. What if one is just enough? What if they can’t afford another child? What if they aren’t able to have another?
Maybe they’re not ready to think about it yet, maybe they’ve just started to catch their breath and would like to enjoy this time as a three piece without you poking your nose in and asking awkward personal questions. Or maybe, just maybe its none of your business.
‘It will be sad if he doesn’t have anyone to play with’
He does have people to play with actually. He has a whole host of adults and children in his life, falling over themselves to play with him. He doesn’t sit in a corner all day, sad and alone just because he doesn’t have a brother or sister.
‘Well, you don’t want him to be an only child, do you?’
Don’t I? Maybe I don’t, I don’t know? Do I have to decide right now? Here? Today, in your living room? And what’s wrong with only children anyway? Can you spot them in a crowd? Do they grow horns? Are they statistically more likely to be serial killers?
‘You know, the clock is ticking’
Ok no-one has actually dared say this to my face but you can tell that this is on their mind. Well rest assured lovey, its on my mind too, I am 30 next year. I am aware of this, I can manage simple math.
Still, it doesn’t mean I’m about to panic buy another baby, like some Boxing Day lunatic in Curry’s. Thank you very much.
So how about a question for you Baby Police
‘Why don’t you just back off and mind your own bees wax?’