I’ve been a fan of the Offbeat Empire for years now, and recently transitioned from Offbeat Bride to reading more on the Offbeat Home & Life side of things. One thing I’ve been so curious about as a newlywed person is “baby advice” — and not the “when are you having a baby” question, but actually the exact opposite.
My husband and I have had numerous family members (with children) tell us we should wait ten years for kids of our own — make sure we travel, and go to dinner by ourselves a million times before we have children. My guess is that they think they are doing us a favor by counter-acting the baby pressure, but I find the “wait forever” pressure just as annoying.
The decision and privilege to have children is a deeply personal one and I’m wondering about how other Homies are dealing with the parenting naysayers. Are other couples are dealing with the shaming around becoming parents along with the pressure to procreate after getting married? -Joslyn
What do you say to the “wait to have kids” parental nay-sayers?