Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

06 Feb 2011, 23:53 p.m.

The Offspring (Of Our Friends)

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2011 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

This weekend I visited two friend-couples who have new babies, then came home to read Mary Anne Mohanraj's related post:

In the end, I decided that I wanted to be with him more than I wanted children. I was shaken, but relieved, because finally the decision was made. And then it turned out that it was not done at all.

From this weekend:

"Yeah, it seems like everyone we know is having babies."
"It's a fad; it'll never catch on."