I didn’t plan to be a mother.
After several years of marriage, H and I took a class at UCLA every Saturday for 3 months with other couples like ourselves. None of us could figure out whether or not we wanted to have kids—and the classes were designed to help us decide.
At the end of the series, we went home as confused as ever.
I went back to the Ben Franklin test. The list of why NOT to have kids was always much longer– and had far better reasons– than the list of why we SHOULD have kids.
And then one day suddenly the world shifted and I knew I wanted to be a mother. And life as I knew it would never be the same once I was.
I mention this now for two reasons.
Reason #1: it explains this photo taken from a blog I love called: Reasons to be Happy That You Don’t Have Kids. Which are all sensible—and hilarious—especially if you already have kids. Check it out.
This blog totally reminds me of my Ben Franklin test. Because on the opposite side is Reason #2: Daniel is coming home from college today. And I can’t wait.