My Bf Is Obsessed With Having Children!
- Published on Apr 19, 2019
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Hi, I'm Terry. My story is… well, it's just ridiculous! But at the same time it's also very sad. It's just that my sweetheart turned out to be some kind of monomaniac. Well, you know, someone with idée fixe.
I'm almost all grown up - and in my last year of high school, I know which university I will go to next year, and I think a lot about my future. It seems that there is nothing out of the ordinary about my life, doesn’t it? Well, there is one thing. It has been almost a year since my boyfriend and I got engaged. His name is Michael and we have been together for 5 years already and his proposal… It was so magical!
He did it last year at the spring homecoming dance where we were both nominated for the titles of King and Queen of the school, which we could have kept for the whole next year. Neither Michael nor me got the crown but after the ceremony he took the mike from the host, got down on one knee, and asked for my hand in front of the whole school audience! Michael said wonderful things about me and gave me a beautiful ring… well, now all the girls understand me. I couldn't say no! And our engagement became the main event of the ball. I think the Queen ate her crown out of envy that same night.
When I came home I learned that my engagement was a surprise only to me. It turned out that my parents knew about it already, Michael had discussed it with them. And they had known him as my boyfriend for several years. They knew that he was a good guy with good intentions, so they did not object. The only thing they asked was to postpone our marriage until our graduation from school and that we get married during the summer vacation before we left for college.
"Michael’s parents seemed to have nothing against it, either. They liked me and they had already accepted “Dear Terry” into their big family.
Did I said “big”? Oh, Michael’s family was enormous! He was the second oldest among his ten siblings. You heard me right, my boyfriend’s parents have eleven children! The life in their huge house was pretty noisy and chaotic, but at the same time happy and friendly.
I don't have brothers or sisters. I live alone with my parents, so I very much enjoyed visiting Michael’s house. Even though after some of these visits I'd sometimes return home with a crazy headache from all the noise.
So while I was ready to marry Michael, I didn't pay a huge amount of attention to it. I was much more preoccupied with my choice of career - my parents had done pretty well in their lives, and I didn't want to disappoint them.
As for Michael, he started to discuss our future family life - it got longer and he went into more and more detail as we got closer to our graduation. I have to admit that I only smiled when hearing of all of his future plans. Michael loved his big family and there was nothing wrong with thinking about creating his own. I didn't see anything bad in it. Until one certain moment.
"One day it was a national holiday and Michael and I went shopping together. He wanted to buy me a beautiful dress and he was even ready to help me choose one - well, haven’t I told you before that he was wonderful? So that day was full of magic… before Michael showed me a dress saying that he liked it because it would make me look like his Mom.
Hmmm… I like Michael’s mother. She is wonderful. She is very kind, nice, and a very special person and she treats me well but… what was this nonsense?! Other than that, I didn't feel anything in common between me and this woman, who is always surrounded by kids, and who I always saw as either pregnant or holding a baby. I imagined myself in her shoes and… I felt terrified. So I was furious and I told Michael that I did not want to hear that I looked like somebody else!
I did not tell him exactly what made me feel so uncomfortable. In fact I haven’t talked to Michael for three days.
It seemed that after that, Michael gave up the subject of family and kids… before he let it slip about the project he was working on together with his father in their garage. I was curious and jokingly teased Michael until he told me what they were doing in there.
Oh yes, he finally told me. He was making a CRADLE for our future child so that it would be ready for the moment when we moved into our future house together, after our marriage.
This time I got REALLY angry. But my boyfriend just brushed me off. He told me that it was his hobby and the cradle would be waiting in the basement for the time we needed it. I had nothing to say - one day we might need it… but definitely not NOW! I was extremely angry and even a little depressed.
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