“Don’t wait as long as I did”

Just this weekend, hubby and I met with some of our former officemates for a wake of a former colleague. While in the car, my friend’s cellphone rings. It was their boss. My former boss.

After a few seconds of chit chat, my friend reaches out her phone to me.”He wants to speak to you,” she says.

Guess I didn’t have much of a choice. I got the phone.

“Are you pregnant already?”

I reply, “No, not yet.”

Then he says, “Okay. Don’t wait as long as I did.”

“I’ll keep that in mind,” was the only thing I could say.

My workaholic boss and his wife had their first child only recently, about 6 years or so after they got married. He is in his mid-30s.

I’m turning 29 this year. Believe me, there is some kind of pressure to have a child. Not only because I’m not getting younger, but it seems that people want me to get pregnant.

I remember my grandma telling me once when I visited home, “Take care of yourself so you could give your mom and dad a grandchild already.”

Hmm. So there is something beyond high school peer pressure, eh?

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