`This post was inspired by the novel Dad Is Fat by comedian Jim Gaffigan who riffs on his adventures co-parenting 5 kids in a two bedroom Manhattan apartment. Join From Left to Write on April 22 we discuss Dad Is Fat. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.
Reading Jim Gaffigan’s book, Dad is Fat, about his adventures in being a Dad to five kids got me thinking about the most common question that I get about mine and Chris’s relationship.
Want to guess what that question is?
No, it is not the “Are you going to get married” question although that one is a close second. The most popular question I get asked is, “Are you guys going to have any kids of your own?”
Well I am here to publicly answer this question for all to hear and hopefully I will not have to answer it any more. (I literally LOL at that! You know I will still keep getting that question.)
The answer is…… NO! No, we are not going to have any more kids.
We have 3 kids between the two of us so that means we are already out numbered. Why would we want to stack the deck even more against ourselves? Not to mention, when all 3 kids are together it can feel like we have 6 or more depending on how each one of them is behaving at the moment.
On top of that, before Chris and I even started dating each of us had individually decided that neither of us wanted to have any more kids. Now that we have been together for a while (2 years) neither of us feels the need to validate our relationship by having kids “of our own.”
So there you have it. The kids question has been answered!
Any other questions?