My mom has confessed that she thought I’d never have children. She assumed that I’d be off to Manhattan straight out of college, laser-focused on building my career, and then I’d “wait too long,” in her words. She thought I’d be practical and successful, sacrificing motherhood in the process.
It’s a crazy thing for me to understand, because I always wanted to have a family one day. I loved cooing over little babies, and the conversation definitely came up when I was dating Justin. How could she possibly think that?
Because she was comparing me to my sister.