I always imagined that when my husband and I finally decided to have kids that it would be an incredibly dramatic moment. What I have found, as usual, is that my over-romanticizing imagination could not possibly prepare me for the way I could feel once that decision was finally made.
Him: “Well, what if we bought a house after leasing for one more year?”
Me: “I thought you wanted to build? We’ve been planning our dream house…”
“We will build, but if we want to start a family soon, we’re going to need more permanent space. We can buy a house and sell it later when we finally decide where we want to be more permanently.”
“So we wouldn’t start a family for two more years?”
“No, I was thinking maybe we could start trying next year.”
“End of summer?”
“Well, okay then!”