I gotta say, I’ve never imagined myself saying this, but I am really grateful that I am not the Princess of Wales. I can’t imagine my due date being worldwide breaking news. I think that young newlyweds are under enough pressure as it is without throwing the international media into the mix.
And that’s where I’m going with this, to hope I can talk people into tacking on one extra new year’s resolution for 2013, namely to leave the newlyweds in your lives alone about their baby plans. In American culture, as soon as the last grain of rice hits the ground it’s the next topic of conversation. When will they start a family? When will there be grandchildren? And when the newlyweds show up anywhere, they face an inevitable barrage of questions. And frankly, when (and whether) to have children is a serious, intimate decision that they may not want to share at Easter dinner. It can be terribly uncomfortable.
So think twice about your questions when your favorite couple returns from their honeymoon, and avoid the whole baby thing. Suggestions: ask them about their trip, ask them about the wedding. Ask them if they know Kate Middleton is not having twins in July!
Be well, and love well.