Children are a blessing from God. It’s not always easy for all to have kids. For some couples after trying for many years they get their little bundle of joy. Read the story where a couple tried to have babies in stress with friends and families constantly asking about them having children. Scroll down to see how the wife dealt with the situation and do you agree with her idea?
My husband and I have been married for 6 years. Still don’t have kids (we want them but it still not happening). Friends and family are causing us constant stress about having a baby soon but it’s obviously something we can’t control. We only wished that they’d stop but to no avail.
So what I did was come up with idea (stupid I know) and that is have an empty jar and call it “Pregnancy Jar”. I carry it with me in my bag whenever I’m with friends and family and everytime someone asks about when my husband and I are gonna have a baby, I pull my Jar out and ask them to drop a dollar in there for asking. I’d get puzzled looks but they reach out for their pockets/wallets/purses and pull out a dollar and out it inside the jar. It actually worked because most of them stopped asking after 4 months.
Last week we had dinner at my parents house, My brother came back from his business trip that lasted a month and while we were eating he asked when me and my husband were going to have a kid. My husband paused, I got up from the chair and made my way to where my brother was sitting with my jar in my hand and asked him to drop a dollar for the question he asked, he stared at me then laughed nervously asking if I was being serious. Everyone was looking at us. He said no, he didn’t have to pay me but I told him he didn’t have to ask either so here we are!.
I could tell he felt embarrassed. He immediately reached out to his pocket, pulled out his wallet and put a dollar in my jar. I made my way back to my seat and sat down and resumed eating like nothing happened. It got awkward afterward. Mom pulled me into the kitchen later to tell me that I embarrassed my brother infront of his wife and family and said I should quit acting childish by running around with a jar demanding others to put money in it, I told her they should quit asking then.
She went on about how they’re just worried for us since we are in our mid 30s and don’t have much time left if we want at least one healthy baby. I got upset and she started arguing. My husband and I left and we haven’t seen them in days, except I got a call from my sister basically siding with mom and the others saying I’m being childish. Did I go too far here? What should I do? Can I even do anything?
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