We had a fantastic wedding. One of the most important things to us about our big day was sharing it with the family and friends we love so much. We had almost no RSVPs with “Regrets” and had a great time celebrating with the awesome people who were able to come.
And wouldn’t you know it? All of those awesome people brought us some really awesome gifts! Having just moved in together, we were able to start our little love nest thanks, in large part, to the generosity of others.
Well you know what happens when you build yourselves a little love nest?
People want you to start filling it with eggs.
My sister has made it excruciatingly clear that she wants to be a “young auntie”. I have coworkers telling me we’ll have “little ones running around in no time.” Even Facebook has joined in on the pressure. The minute I changed my “Relationship Status” to “Married”, ads like these started popping up daily:
(I’m pretty sure if we decided to “make a baby” like the ad above, Ross would be volunteering himself for some permanent birth control)
We’d begun formulating our token responses to: “When are you two going to start a family? Huh? HUH?”
We’re going to focus on ourselves and our marriage for a few years first…
We’ll wait until we have a house and feel more financially stable…
I like to take naps and a crying baby would really throw that off right now…
But nothing could prepare us for the ultimate subliminal baby talk we found in a pile of not-yet-used wedding gift cards last weekend:
That’s right! Those three peas are in their pod and staring us straight in the face, waving, “BABY! See how snugly I fit here in this pod with the other two peas? This could be YOU, mom and dad!” Of course, we’ll never know if our wedding gift-givers were aiming for a little, Hint! Hint! or if they honestly just grabbed the first card they saw in the check-out lane. But I’m counting my lucky stars these gift cards aren’t department specific. Ross is a fantastically messy eater, but let’s face it, this just wouldn’t look very good on him.
So to our sneaky baby card givers, we truly do appreciate the gift. And some day, we will have children. But for now we’re going to keep our purchases centered on “bed” and “bath” and leave the “beyond” for a later date.