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Ok so I met this lady last week when I took my kids to our local aquatic center and we got to talking. She also had a 2 year old and seemed nice enough. We decided to meet up agin this week with a friend of mine who also has a 2 year old. After swimming we had lunch together and we started talking! My friend who has a 2 year old also has been trying to have another baby since her son was son was 6 month old with no luck. She is getting soo frustrated and just thinking of not TTC anymore.
So this new lady I met says to her, "well you are lucky that you haven't got pregnant yet because you don't want your kids too close together." I looked at her funny and said, "yeah like me." ha ha. I could tell she felt bad like she offended me but I tried to be cool about it. But then she said, "well you didn't plan to have your kids close together did you?" So I told her my story and then she said " I just think it is crazy that somone would want to purposely have their kids close together." So yeah I guess she is pretty against people having kids close together but maybe next time she should keep her feelings to herself. I tried to change the subject and just said, " even though my son came sooner than planned I wouldn't have it any other way and even though it is hard sometimes I love having my kids close in age because they will be close growing up." I think she was secretly jealous because I have two pretty great kids, he he!
Kelly and John- Married: Sep 30th, 2006
Skyla Helen- Feb 2nd, 2008
Tyler Lyman- Sep 6th, 2009
i get the comments sometimes but not too much. mostly "friends" who only have one. we didnt plan it but we figured we would just make the best out of a stressful situation. im miserable because i only had five months between pregnancies and for me its physically stressful. in 2007 my liver failed on me, i got pregnant in about the middle of 2009 so i was just recovering. then gave birth in april of 09 then got pregnant around september/october of 09 so i would have preferred to have healing time but other than that im good.
Ugh people like that are SO annoying. I mean with a comment like that she could have offended you and the other lady so why even say that. I mean if this other friend of yours has been TTC since her son was 6 months she wanted to have her kids close in age and this lady has the audacity to tell her that her inability to conceive another child is a good thing.
Ruth - Wife to Scott, Mommy to Will (12/2007), James (3/2009), Ellie (11/2010), & Faith (9/2012)