I admit my oldest was already cooking in the oven when my husband and I got hitched, but we didn't know that at the time. My sister, however, got engaged, was engaged a long time, then got married, was married a while, then planned for her first baby, etc. I overheard her and my mom talking about how it must be sad for my kids that their mom didn't do things the "right" way by getting engaged and married first, then getting pregnant, and she hopes that her kids understand that she got married for love and then had them for the same reason, instead of getting married because she had to. I was shocked. First off, I DID marry for love, and while I was married when we tied the knot, that knot was getting tied baby or no. But more than being upset that she'd judge me that way, I'm astounded that she would feel like there's a "right" way to do this? Plenty of people get engaged, married, and then have kids and end up unhappy and divorced, so why does she think she's so special for doing things her way, yet I'm a screw-up for doing things my way?
Anyway, according to my sister's standards, getting engaged, then married, then having a baby is the "right" way... did YOU do things the "right" way?
Some beach, somewhere
There's a big umbrella casting shade over an empty chair...