I thought it was a myth. I've never wanted kids. It just seemed like such a blah thing to do, and the world's going to shit so why bring someone into this place? Just so I have someone to take care of me when I'm old? Ick. Nope. No thank you.
Then it happened. Like a light switch. I find myself gazing lovingly at pregnant women and men with babies strapped to their chests. I have dreams about being pregnant, making dinner with the kids at home waiting for him to get back from work, and SO content and happy about it all. I can't stop thinking about how beautiful our babies will be and how wonderful we will be as a pair to raise them. How smart and hilarious and musically inclined they'll be. How happy their memories of childhood will be with us to guide them.
What happened? The biological clock is strong. I really thought I was safe. And now this. Phew, it's a lot to take in.
The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Book
This beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over 100 of Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections, putting each of these issues of the publication into its historical context.