Saturday, August 02, 2008

My dilemma

Okay, maybe it's not a dilemma so much as me being unreasonable and possibly irrational. Thing is, I know I'm being that way. I just can't stop myself sometimes.

The husband doesn't want any more children. He has practical and selfish reasons for this. Such as:
--Quincy is about to start kindergarten so he can soon get up and take him to school, then go about his day (this probably means go back to sleep)

--If we had another child, he would have to get up with it and be up all day. He feels this would end his life as he knows it. Never mind that he is often awake all day.

--He would no longer be able to go play shows because he would need to be here.

--By his calculations, we can afford to have another child in 15 years when I am 50. I have pointed out the ludicrousness of this statement.

In the meantime, over in my corner, I would like to have another baby eventually. Not tomorrow. Maybe not this year. I just want to possibility open.

His philosophy is that if God graces us with another child, then so be it. But he doesn't want to try. This makes me feel like if I did get pregnant, then I would feel like he didn't want it. It would be an accident. Just once, I'd like to try for a child, to be happy upon seeing those two lines, and not panicky. Is that too much to ask??

4 comments:

Bragger said...

Wow.....that's a toughie. I only have one child, and only BRIEFLY wanted another, so I can't imagine your disappointment. Maybe with some time he'll think about it and change his mind. If you're very clever, you can finagle it to where he thinks it was his idea all the time... Although I've never been very good at those games myself, I can always suggest them to others! Ha!

Wendy said...

Good luck with it. Maybe you can tell him you'll get up with the baby and do all the work when you're home. He'd just have to take care of it while you're at work.

On the other had, "accidents" do happen.

browerfamilyof5 said...

That's a tough one... to miss out on having another baby isn't like not getting that purse or new pair of shoes you wanted. We weren't going to try for third but I talked Mark into it (he didn't want another one, either)... and we're so glad we had another one.
Just keep talking to him about it... he'll come around!

susan said...

My immediate response was to go ok so if (a) I want more children + (b) he doesn't then (c) obviously we should not be together. I adore my husband though. I was a little angry and pms'y.