I am not sure if the stress of impending finals or maybe our current overdosing of Zyrtec is making us do this, but my friends and I have been discussing marriage and children. Although we are only 20 so doing either one of those things would be like leaving a party at 10 pm, it still occupies our conversations. My current stance on both milestones:
Do I need to get married? nah. but I want the beautiful dress and ring, so I can do both at city hall and throw a ridiculous open bar party afterwards in the city.
Babies? On the one hand I do not want children I want a career. On the other hand, I would love to say that 1. I survived child birth and can accurately attest to what the pain is really like and 2. I would get to literally create a human being which seems ridiculous and it is a good excuse to screw dieting for almost a year!!!!! As I told my friend the other day, I do not want them in my future, but once I see all my friends popping out kids, I will need one so I have someone to hang out with since thats what all of them will be doing. Like acrylic nails, I do not think I want them.. until some chick is rocking them and I decide those are a necessity in my life.
But my real question is, why is it that this what we talk about? You don't think that men sit around at lunch and discuss baby names and their future wife's attributes (minus the boobs). I mean maybe they do... but those are not the boys I ease drop on in our cafeteria. Maybe because these are things biology programmed into our genes, or because this is the scenario that always plays out for woman in our society. A solid argument was made for biology setting off a mini alarm in our body that says , "bitch get your eggo preggo" and that we get married for the stability of having someone. However, if that is the case then why do women have such difficult getting pregnant? I think maybe that the latter, society, has programmed us to want both of these things. I mean if Angelina Jolie has found happiness through both and she sold her soul to the devil...then maybe it is a good thing for all of us.
At the ripe age of 20 I say no to both. fuck having a man that will judge my eating habits and a baby is a creepy bald mini human. In 6 years when maybe some poor sap finds my humor endearing and all he wants with sugar on top is a child, I would make the sacrifice for him. Women like myself decide to do the marriage and baby thing because we love someone enough to do it for and with them. Your welcome men.