K is for Kids..?

So, you know how they say that a holiday isn't complete without some kind of awkward family moment? This Easter was no exception for us.

My immediate family lives in three states and two countries, so we spend a lot of time on Skype on holidays. Last weekend it was just us, my two little brothers and my Mom. We were chatting, getting warmed up in the conversation when all of a sudden Mom asks, "So have you made any progress on having kids?"

Now, I don't know about you, but my brain basically interpreted that as, "are you having lots of sex?" Which is a conversation I don't want to have with my Mom. Ever. Especially not in front of my little brothers (who, by the way, were having a hard time picking their jaws off the floor).

Luckily Chris is quick on his feet and said, "Well, insofar as babies are something that will happen in the future, and we are currently progressing through time, yes we are making progress toward having babies." Everyone kind-of giggled and we moved on to safer topics.

This is not to say that kids aren't something we've talked about. We've certainly made progress in mentally preparing ourselves for that step. But we're definitely still figuring things out. We just moved to a new state, started new jobs and bought a house. Making another big life change seems.. Well on the one hand like the next logical thing, and on the other more like "holy CRAP can we just breathe for a minute?!"

So, I think for now we'll leave it at that. "Kids..?"

The winner of the Jar of Jam from yesterday's giveaway is Nabila! So congrats, Navi, I will be putting a jar of yum into the mail for you soon!
(for those interested, I did the drawing by assigning everyone who entered a number, and then went to random.org and asked for a random number)


  1. Anonymous7:36 AM


    1. Thought you'd like that, Ari :)

  2. Too funny! Nice that you had skype so you could see your brothers' reactions LOL.

    Nice to meet you, and I hope you're enjoying the Challenge!

    A to Z Challenge Host

    1. It was pretty great :D Thanks for stopping by, KarenG! I'm sure you're busy..

  3. Congrats.

    Having kids is such a personal decision. It always makes me nuts when people--sometimes not even family--get nosy about it.

    I will say, though, that there's no convenient time to have kids. lol And many do they change your lives. My next to youngest son (son #3 of 4) has recently found out for himself that having a child is when you discover your heart really can exist outside of your body. =D

    1. I know! It's very complicated. So much to do and we won't know how it will all happen until we're actually doing it, I guess. We're figuring everything out though. I am glad I have such a great partner to do it all with when the time comes :)

  4. Wow, that had to be awkward. Then again, my mom once handed me her copy of the "Joy of Sex" and gave me the line, "Use this wisely..."

  5. I love your mom. She's so tactful, using the word "progress."


    1. I am not sure the word tactful is what came to mind! But it was quite funny. :)

  6. your mom's so funny!
    Just A-Zing around!


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