We were introduced at a party held at his house and I don’t need both hands to count the number of nights we’ve spent away from each other since that meeting. I’ll spare you the corny details, but we’ve been serious about one another and our relationship from moment one.
It surprised no one when we announced our engagement a couple of years later, a plan we carried through with just before college graduation, but we raised quite a few eye brows when a month after our wedding we shared the news that we were expecting.
Despite the fact that we had college degrees and steady jobs with health benefits, no one seemed to be enthused that we had chosen to start a family at the age of twenty-two and twenty-four and, as it turned out, the members of my family weren’t the only ones who considered our decision to become a 20-something parent taboo.
Over the last five years I’ve endured many rude and inappropriate comments and questions from strangers. Most of the time I think they don’t even know what they are saying is impolite.
So, on behalf of young mothers everywhere, here are just a few things we would really prefer you kept to yourself:
Read more from Amber on her blog The Daily Doty.
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