It’s Day 03 already! It is pretty interesting how things are shaping up. To the lovely Tom and Cherlyn, your idea to come up with this blog event is so fab. It is not the easiest thing in the world but it is mighty interesting.
Maybe I’m the first one to use the alternative question, but here goes:
Your daughter tells you she is bringing home her boyfriend for dinner. When they arrive, she introduces you to a man who is not your same race. Sometime during dinner she announces that they have been married for the last six months. What bothers you more? The difference in race or being excluded from the wedding…
Because I am required to answer in complete honesty, I will start by saying that right now, I do not feel like I want to have children. Maybe in the future I will feel like I want to have children, but right now, kids are light years far from my mind.
I don’t know if I will be any good with them. My dog, Monsieur Lacy, does not even listen to me, much less our pack of cats, how much worse with a kid who can talk back? I don’t know. I can see so many people who should not have kids but they do have kids. But what I do know is I do not want to have a kid for the wrong reasons.
So if ever this question really comes into play sometime in the future, I really don’t care at all what race my kid’s husband will be. He can be Thai, American, Brit, Filipino, or even Martian. Heck, it can even be marriage for citizenship but as long as he treats her well, then I’m off their case. As for the marriage exclusion, I am less likely to kill my daughter than Mother Goose. She will practically disown her grandchild if she learns of this. You see we are a very close family, even the extended ones, so it will be a great mess.
We take everything as a family and birthdays matter so much, what more weddings, when it is up on a different stratosphere? It means we are giving our daughter away and because she married on her own, we did not get that chance. I think that is a bit unfair but hopefully it will not happen because if I am to have a child, I will raise her to the best of my abilities, and this includes making sure she invites me to her wedding, at least. 😀
Looking forward to see what the other blog event participants come up with!