Fact: I once met a beautiful, vibrant 80-year-old innkeeper, who pulled me aside when she heard that I was getting quizzed about my status as child-free. She whispered in my ear, “I would have been just fine without children. It’s not as big a deal as they tell you.” And as for marriage? (She had been married twice). “The sex is good for three years and then all we wanted to do together in bed was the New York Times crossword puzzle.”
I don’t know about that. I think it’s easy to say that when you DO have children. This person can’t truly know what her life would have been like without children. I actually find it kind of off-putting. To totally change the subject, I hope things are going well with your move and transition.
I would probably trust something like that more from someone who had kids later– like in their forties– and had a pretty good sense of life without the prospect of having them.
No major disasters (yet) in the move, and I get the feeling I’m going to be pretty content here.
Are you already back in the L.A. area? (That was quick!) Good luck with everything.
Very, very quick turnaround… I’m back but still moving in and completing the transition. I feel like I’m in a dream…
Can’t believe you’re already back. Hope you’ll write about things soon and I hope the transition is going smoothly. I hope LA will be a very positive experience this time around!
Yes and have been too exhausted moving in to write much (naturally I am doing everything on my own and trying to complete the entire move in about three weeks time). More to come.