Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Million Dolla Question

Okay, it happened again today, only about 5 or 6 times....

"What happened?" you may ask. Well, "it" refers to the question that Wes and I have come to expect in certain situations, including family gatherings (defined as three or more family members, but especially when there is at least one family member over the age of 65 present), any environment when a newborn is present (doesn't necessarily have to be a newborn that we know), a group of 4 or more of our friends (most of which have children of their own; age of these friends is irrelevant), any random conversation with my next door neighbor, and the newest addition to the list: anytime a child old enough to know that the step sometime after marriage is typically to have children is bored in church. By now, it's obvious that the "question" is: "WHEN ARE YOU ALL GOING TO HAVE A BABY?"

As you can tell, this is not a question that catches Wes and I off guard, we're actually almost desensitized to it. (Sad, I know, but you try being asked one question a million and one times by any and every person you know - or don't really know- and see if you don't develop somewhat of a cookie-cutter response!) However, this scenario recently did catch us off guard, and we weren't even asked the question directly. I happen to think this is so funny that I have to share.....

A friend of ours that we go to church with has an 11-year-old son. A few Sundays ago, apparently his son was staring at Wes and I in church. Our friend, the boy's father, asked him what or who he was staring at. The boy indicated to his father that he was staring at us. "Why?" asked his dad. Okay, get ready! Here's his response, according to his dad who shared with us: "Do you think they'll have kids?" Okay, did you notice that the kid is 11 years old!!!!!!! We now have 11 year olds wondering when we are going to have kids!!!! I mean, I know that we're becoming"of-age" (okay, we've been of-age, and are probably on the flip side of that one [tear]), but an 11-year-old is thinking we need to get a move on???!!!!????!!!!

Our friend was just as surprised by his son's question as I think we were when we told us. Okay, well he was probably a little more surprised. He responded to his son with, "I don't know, why?" To which his son responded, "Because they're young and they're nice." (Nice save kid! :)

Anyway, Wes and I thought that was really funny! And, we are in no way offended when someone asks us when we are going to start having kids, please don't let this blog lead you to think that. We understand the thought behind the question. We have been married for almost 5 years, and most people our age aren't necessarily waiting that long, though some do and others wait longer.... However, I will end with saying that Wes and I do definitely want to be parents....someday! :)

5 comments:

katie said...

that is funny:) i prmoise i wont ever ask you but when you do have kids youll be awesome parents! its all in Gods timing thats for sure and until then you can borrow mine anytime;)

Kristin said...

Funny thing is, people never quit asking. We have one child and now the question is, "When are you going to have another baby?!" So, don't think you're off the hook once you do have a baby. :)
God's timing is perfect, Tiffany! Always remember that! I'll have to email you a little story sometime. I'm learning that lesson myself!

Jeanne said...

Its never ending. Bernie and I dated 6 years before we got married, so the million $ Q was when are you getting married. I am SURE you and Wes got the same thing since you dated a long time too. We only waited 2 years before he had Mark, so we didn't get the kiddo question too much. But Kristin is right....now we get the...when are you going to have another one? Its good you and Wes are so nice about it. Everyone knows what a great family you will have!! Maybe they are just excited for you....
ps--I was anxiously reading this because I thought you were going to make an 'announcement' on here!! lol!!!
Jeanne

Stover's site said...

me too...just kidding. Nothing topped the excited phone call I made Billy make to Wes when we got your Christmas card a few years ago signed Wed, Tif and Baby - I totally thought that was the most clever way to announce that you're all in... :-) I didn't know your doggie's name. lol
You will be wonderful parents, but until then, enjoy EVERY SINGLE MOMENT you have together. We love ya'll!!!

Rachie (Walker's Mom) said...

Lee and I are sitting here reading this cracking up. Tooooo funny!!! Can't wait for some beautiful Keene babies to come into this world.