Thoughtful Thursday: Advice
March 3, 2011
#9: Strongblonde from Strong Blonde
And welcome to new Intelligentsia member, Tara from Turkey In My Oven
Continuing with the all-Lori week…
As I mentioned before, Burrito, Tamale, and I spent the day with Lori and her daughter Tessa a couple of months ago. While we were having lunch, Lori asked me about whether we hoped to expand our family further.
Before I could answer, 9-year-old Tessa interrupted:
I don’t think you should. Two sets of twins would be too much.
Her assumption was entirely logical from a kid’s point of view: if I had twins once, I will have them again. Based on that assumption, Tessa’s advice was quite sound.
Many of us have blogged a lot about the bad unsolicited advice that people have given us concerning family-building, whether related to having more/any children or stopping. Just relax. Just adopt. Adopt and you’ll get pregnant. Boy-girl twins, that was easy now you’re done. Have sex standing up. What about good advice?
Have you received any good unsolicited advice about family-building?