All in the same boat...at least I have a prospect!

I found another funny article on MSN. I don't have a whole lot going on in my world right now. I'm playing Mom this week, so probably have some anecdotes or rants (depending on the surly 12 year old) later.


BEIJING - A 107-year-old Chinese woman who was afraid to marry when she was young has decided to look for her first husband and hopes to find a fellow centenarian so they will have something to talk about, a Chinese paper reported.
Wang Guiying is worried she is becoming a burden to her aging nieces and nephews since breaking her leg when she was 102 and had to stop doing chores like washing her clothes.
"I'm already 107 and I still haven't got married," the Chongqing Commercial Times quoted her saying. "
What will happen if I don't hurry up and find a husband?"

I hear ya, Wang! I'm really excited about turning 30, but I think I'm becoming a burden to my friends and family. I haven't stopped doing chores (but wouldn't that be nice), but I depend on my family and friends to entertain me when I'm not being entertained by the boys. If I don't "hurry up and find a husband", I'm afraid my self-appointed directors of entertainment will soon turn their backs on me. And for good reason! First, Amy is preggers and she's got a new puppy. Between potty training a dog and giving birth, she's not going to have time to cater to my every phone call whining about nothing to watch on tv. Second, my parents are going to disown me if I don't get married and have many little Zaden offspring soon. Gone will be the days of camping at the 'rents house on Sunday afternoon to play Wii and not do chores.

Which brings to mind another story...
So I'm sitting with my mom yesterday afternoon (playing Wii and not doing chores I needed to at my house) and I told her I was thinking about buying a new vehicle. She asked me when and what. I mentioned the 2 door Altima since my truck will be paid for and pushing 200K miles in April. She said, "You can't get a 2 door. Where will you put a baby seat?"

Whoa there Sidney! I had no idea she had these plans for my transportation or my uterus. I'm not planning to be the unwed mother at 30...I spent too many college years trying to avoid the "unwed mother" sentence. To quote Wang, "What will happen if I don't hurry up and find a husband?" My answer...I'll get to have a 2 door Altima sans baby seat, all the shoes I'd ever want to buy without having to sneak them in the house and pretend I've had them for years, and no friends or family to entertain me.

It's a tough choice (I am entertaining and resourceful in my own right)and although I'm really leaning towards the Altima and shoes, I do, unlike, Wang, have a prospect and I don't have to call local "old folks' homes" to find candidates for marriage. I guess my question should be, "What will happen if I don't hurry up and marry this one? Will I be a 107 year old in a 2 door Altima and the hottest SAS shoes on the block?"


Temple said...

lmao...did I ever tell you about the time like 3-ish years ago right after one of my devastating break ups when my Mom sat me down to tell me what a great single mother I wold make? Seriously... Wanna-Be-Grandparent-fever can be a terrible thing :)

Jennifer said...

You're telling me! I just had no idea. She's never been real pushy so I was shocked.