“When are you going to get married and have children?”
That’s what people have been asking me a lot lately. Not sure if it is society’s way of telling me I’m old, but I have never really been a fan of everything society believes anyways. Although asked as one question, I look at it as two. Don’t get me wrong, I aim to get married before I have any children, however, it’s 2010. What does having a child have to do with getting married nowadays? That’s a whole other topic so for now I’ll just get back to answering the questions at hand.
Question #1. When are you going to get married?
The answer is simple really. To those asking, the answer is – as soon as you cut me a check for $30k! $25k for the wedding and $5k for – well let’s just call it handling fee. Sort of like when you buy tickets to a show online. I know some people ask me just to joke around while others are dead serious. It doesn’t bother me one bit either way, but my question to those seriously inquiring is, why the rush? Marriage isn’t going any where, it’s not going to go out of style like jheri curls. I don’t want to be part of the “divorced after 1 year of marriage” club. The only statistics I want to be a part of are: graduated from college, haven’t been incarcerated, make 6 figures, and died from natural causes after living a long happy life.
I’m not one of those anti-marriage people and I definitely plan on getting married. I’ve been to two weddings in less than a month and it’s truly a beautiful thing. I’m sure there are others who get way more pressure than me, but why? What’s wrong with just being happy with the one you’re with until it’s time to take that plunge step? My final 28 cents on jumping the broom before it’s even been laid on the floor…and I quote
If someone is truly meant to be your future spouse, they aren’t going anywhere. Of course I wouldn’t use this as an excuse to intentionally bide my time. Don’t rush things if you aren’t ready mentally, financially and any other word that ends with “ally”. Weddings are expensive and divorce can be even pricier in the long run depending on what’s at stake. You don’t get a prize for getting married too soon, not even a lollipop.” says Vic Louis.
I took the liberty of quoting myself so you don’t have to (truthfully I’ve been looking for an excuse to use that feature). Well now that I’ve answered the first question, onto the next one.
Question #2. When are you going to have a baby?
Answer: <blank stare for 10 seconds, blink twice, suck my teeth, raise my eyebrows and then walk away>
p.s. Random as usual, but why in the world is there a Belly 2 movie?