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18 December 2010 @ 07:29 pm
I cannot imagine feeling close enough to someone that I would think I have any right to an opinion as to whether or when they should have children.

Edit: I may not have said clearly what I was thinking. Rephrased: I cannot imagine feeling as though I had a right to be *consulted* regarding a decision to start a pregnancy.

Single exception: If for some unforeseen reason Dale decided he wanted to father a child (with someone else, obviously, since my tubes are long since tied), I'd expect to be consulted; we're married and that would have a significant effect on our finances.
Skye: bluebonnetspagawne on December 19th, 2010 12:56 am (UTC)
We have two daughters, of course I have an opinion. They also have the option to tell me to stick it my ear.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on December 19th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)
I think that might be a valid exception, regarding one's own offspring. I don't have any, so I don't know.

And, as you say, they're free to ignore your opinion.
Lyn Thorne-Alderaldersprig on December 19th, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
Gods, I WISH my mother didn't feel the right to have an opinion on my reproduction!!

I hate it when people tell me "you'll regret not having children later," or list their counters to my (Very well thought out, thank you) reasons to not currently procreate.

So I am very pleased that you don't feel it's your right :-D
browngirl on December 19th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
They also have the option to tell me to stick it my ear.

Heh. Like Aldersprig, I wish my mother granted me that option; it would make me more inclined to consider her opinions. OTOH, last time I cared to know what her opinion was on my reproducing it was that I was unmarriagable, so I don't think she's expecting grandchildren.