Last week a friend of mil’s came to visit Baby V.
The two of them hadn’t met in a while and were having a catch up.
Talk turned to someone they know who has a two (I’m guessing) year old daughter and just recently had a baby boy.
One of the women says, ‘Oh, so now their family is complete?’
And the other replies (while shaking her head from side to side (Indian style)), ‘Yah yah – family complete.
I sat there becoming more and more irritated.
Since when does having one boy and one girl make a family ‘complete’? Is my family incomplete because I have two boys? If I had a third child and that one turned out to be a boy as well, would my family still be incomplete?
I find these archaic views of life so frustrating that I wanted to just scream.
But I didn’t.
I just shut up and smiled. This time.