Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Adulthood

So I found out last week my sister is pregnant. It wasn't planned, but she and her boyfriend are very excited about the new addition to their family. This is her first child, but she has always said she wanted to have a few kids. I am so anti-kids (for me personally, that is) that whenever I hear someone is pregnant, my knee-jerk response is that I want to tell them I am sorry. Cynical eh? But I am happy for Raven, she will be a great mother I think.

I guess it is part of growing up, but gosh, it seems so weird to think of my sister having a baby. Very few of my close friends have children. My closest high school friend has twin boys, but because she lives in Florida, I never saw her pregnant and only saw the kids once. I guess I really haven't been around many pregnant women, so it is pretty much a foreign concept to me. I think part of it is that I don't feel like an adult, most of the time I surely don't, and having kids is a very adult thing. I felt like an adult when I was married, because I felt old and married. I didn't like it. Perhaps growing up isn't for everyone. I read somewhere once that adults are just children with bank accounts. Childfree adults are children with big bank accounts ;)
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