You're probably wondering how I responded when the sailor asked me to have a baby with him. After telling him I had my tubes tied five years ago and some awkwardness, we still decided to think about the options. I told him to google it and email me later and I would
When I wrote to you yesterday, I really didn't know the right answer. But after a visit to the shrink, multiple discussions with each of my friends, a lot of googling, a call to my OB/GYN, some soul searching, and a baby that projectile vomited in front of me at the grocery . . . I decided babies are for other people - not for me. Not for us.
I haven't broken the news to him yet. It truly was a pleasure just to be nominated!
I have no reservations about sharing my decision with him, but I am a little nervous about what I'm about to propose to him. I shouldn't be, but I am. I wonder if this is how he felt.
He's currently a teacher. I'm going to ask him to come and stay with me this summer. If at any time either of us decides it's not working, he leaves - no hard feelings. But . . . We just may find neither of us want him to ever leave. Then we work on our next big plan.
Wish me luck.
Edie B. Kuhl