Saturday, December 03, 2005

St. Blog's Population Explosion

I love babies.

Christine of Hot Carmel Sundae is awaiting the birth of a child, Maureen Martin recently let us all know that she and her husband are expecting, and now Der Tommissar and his wife are expecting. It appears that St. Blog's Parish will need to expand it's cry room really soon.

Considering that our "baby' is now 9 years old, and out second youngest will be 16 on the 6th of this month, I am beginning to get a little nostalgic at the thought of having a newborn around. I was thinking just the other day that I would love to have another baby. And, to be honest, if I looked deeply into my heart, I would have another baby in a heartbeat. Unfortunately for me, that heartbeat would most assuredly be mrangelmeg's last one, because when I told him of the blessed event, he would keel over of a heart attack.

No, I am only kidding. I am much, much too old to even consider something as foolish as having another baby of my own. I suppose I will have to be content to wait patiently until the (many years from now when my children are old enough and married to their soulmates and have ) grandchildren.

Sigh.

Pax

2 comments:

Claire Joy said...

I know how you feel. For many years when I'd see another friend pregnant, I'd go wistful… but I was (and still am) dedicated to the zero population growth concept. Then the grandchildren started coming… WAY better in every conceivable way! Hang in there… they are so worth the wait. :)

angelmeg said...

It has not so much to do with zero population growth as my being much to old to be chasing a toddler around my house. I was 37 when the angelbaby was born and she about ran me ragged.

Besides, considering that mrangelmeg and I have five kids, we did our best to fill the world with smart loving Catholic people.