Monday, March 19, 2007

Let's Talk

The other night preparing dinner...

Me: So... does your brain still melt down at the mere thought of another child?

Sugar Daddy: [pause] Uh, no, actually. I can consider it for half a second before my mind short circuits.

Me: And do you ever think that it might be nice to have another child sometime in the distant future?

Sugar Daddy: Well, no. But I kind of think it might happen, and I'll just have to accept it.

Me: That's the spirit!

[pause]

[through my laughter] Can I blog this?

Sugar Daddy: [displaying the same grim resignation] I guess so.

13 comments:

Aliki2006 said...

And so it begins...:)

bubandpie said...

I have observed that women are often willing to consider the additional child before the sleep deprivation ends, while men don't usually want to talk about it until after. What does this tell us?

NotSoSage said...

How many times have I had this conversation?! Except that I've got him accepting #2 and I'm wondering about #3 (before my brain short circuits).

Oh, The Joys said...

K said that every child needs a sibling because there has to be someone who understands - just with a look in the eyes - the tradjedy of the parents.

Child one: "You know, (eye roll), MOM!"

Child two: "Totally."

Oh, The Joys said...

K said that every child needs a sibling because there has to be someone who understands - just with a look in the eyes - the tradjedy of the parents.

Child one: "You know, (eye roll), MOM!"

Child two: "Totally."

cinnamon gurl said...

OTJ, That's sort of my feeling too... but as SD is only child, he just doesn't get it... still this talk represents great strides...

metro mama said...

Sounds like he's coming around!

Mad Hatter said...

My mind short circuitted just reading this post. I think that in the end second and third and fourth and fifth children just have to happen for the reality of them to ever sit entirely easy in one's brain.

Beck said...

That conversation is all it takes for me to get pregnant again. Even over the phone - bam, another baby.

cinnamon gurl said...

Eek! Beck, don't say such things! I may be able to think about another child sometime in the future without my brain melting down, but not until Swee'pea sleeps through the night!

Mimi said...

Ha! It all seems so abstract to me that I can consider it now fairly even-handedly. I'm afraid that if I get preggo, though, my head will explode at the concrete real and nearness. Ack.

Oh, and me and my sister? Totally child one and child two from OTJ's comment :-)

kgirl said...

oh no cin, take it from me (and b&p) - it's much easier to wrap your mind around the fact that you will never sleep again than for your child to sleep through the night and then realize that you're going to start all over again.

Kyla said...

Too funny. Acceptance is good.