Casey - posted on 04/05/2011 ( 18 moms have responded )
I currently have a 2 year old son and I have 4 weeks to go with my second child, well yesterday I was around at my parents house for a visit when my father piped up and asked me if I am going to get my tubes cut and tied after having this baby I was a little bit suprised but I held my temper and I just told him no I wasn't (I'm only 27 for christsake lol), he then lectured me like I was an idiot on how we can't afford another baby and our house isn't big enough ect ect, I told him that Steve and I will have to discuss weather or not we are going to have any more children in a year or so but right now I'm not even thinking about having more children when I haven't even had this one, well he didn't like that did he lol, he told me that he will talk to Steve cause he needs to "man up" and have a vasectomy by this point I was getting angry and the hormones were kicking in lol so I snapped at him and told him where he could get off lol, mind you all this was coming from a man who went off and had a vasectomy behind his wifes back (my mum) after having just one child together (me) even though she wanted more.
At the moment we do own our own home which does only have 3 bedrooms and we're not broke I'm a stay at home mum and my partner works fulltime and makes roughly $1300 a week so we're not rich by any means but I wouldn't say we were poor, we're also not idiots and we know what we can support and what we can't and we can also make decisions for ourselves.
I'm just wondering have you ever had anyone try to tell you how many children you should have? did it upset you? and how did you deal with it?