I find so many things irritating these days, but here's a big one:
When people say things like, "They are going to have kids right away."
Oh, are they?
And when there's pictures of a kid on the daycare bulletin board, with a little blurb, "I'm going to have a little sister in February 2015!"
Oh, are you?
Is the decision to start a family all it takes? Is that baby, coming in February 2015, really a sure-fire thing?
I hear this, I read this, I feel like I got punched in the gut.
Lydie was a sure-fire thing.
Lydie would be here in 3 days. 3 freaking days.
It's the control that gets me. People think they have control. I thought I had control. Sure, everyone realizes that you can't plan exactly when your baby will be born, but I was one of those people who thought I could get it in the ballpark. How naive was I??
How naive are they.
Then I remind myself:
Likely, this couple will have a baby within a year of trying.
And very likely, this boy will have a sister in February 2015.
Which leads me straight to the "why me?" path.