Everyone has an opinion and expresses some level of judgement (pg ment)August 25 2012 at 2:31 PM
|Christine (Login CTSmithie)|
Response to other's negative comments
...about religion, politics, family planning, parenting, etc. And there is NOTHING you can do about it except let contrary opinions and negative/judgemental comments like those slide off your back.
Of course, you could have a little fun and tease your coworker once you are eventually pregnant, if you have that sort of relationship.
I'm 42 and currently pg. My office-neighbor is also 42 and is a divorced mom of an 18 year old daughter. She dates several men and is having fun with her new-found single freedom. I've been happily married for nearly 14 years. We are in different places in our lives despite being the exact same age. She often says that she is never getting married again and is glad that her baby-rearing days are behind her. I always joke that she can borrow one of mine once they arrive if she wants to revisit the experience.
There are all kinds of moms: 16 year old single moms who never intended to be a mom, newly-married 24 year old moms who planned it but may be occasionally overwhelmed with the new found responsibility, 33 year old married moms with great jobs who seem to have planned and timed their lives perfectly, 47 year old first time moms and everything in between. There are advantages and disadvantages to being a mom at each of those life stages but none is superior to another.
Best wishes to you in your TTC journey.
- Beautifully said, Christine. - Violet on Aug 25