Wednesday, October 25, 2006

My mum wants grandchildren

Sound like the title of a book. Or a movie a la mode of Honey, I shrank the kids. For me though, it's a lot more real.

It was some time ago now. Can't remember what the prevailing conversation was about, or how the topic came up. I certainly wouldn't bring up anything down this alley. Anyway. I was in the kitchen when I heard her make the remark. "I want grandchildren". Clear and unmistakable. I hadn't laughed out that loud in a while. This was the second time she'd made that exact statement. She'd also made a similar remark declaring that I'm perfectly capable of finding a girl [to marry]. Said in a manner to suggest she felt she need not find one for me. I was plainly embarrassed that time.

Back to the latest incident. I had to curtail my laughter somewhat after taking a glance at her and getting the feeling she was hurt by the way that statement had been dismissed, or otherwise laughed off. I have an older sis who has 2 kids and this was pointed out to her by my small sis, in an effort at consolation. Apparently, they aren't strictly [culturally] speaking her grandchildren. They belong to the other side of the family. Eyes and attention shift back to me. I duck back into the kitchen. This is scary stuff. The kind of thing that would make a guy make a run for it. These aren't the kind of conversations I want to be having. Still. It's another reminder that I'm not very young.

Well, as I always say to this kind of thing, I have to find a woman first. And that's not an easy thing.

13 Comments:

Blogger Shiroh said...

I now know why tsk tsk.

Give mom Grandchildren

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 3:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Renisa said...

Mr. S,
Hey, I thought you'd found a chic...Ms. Customer Care!! Or has that ship sailed to bluer waters.Ha!!! (That is by no means a sarcastic laugh by the way)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 4:59:00 PM  
Blogger Quintessence said...

tee hee...my mom said the same thing to me and she too has TWO grandkids...and i told her since i'm single i'll go to a sperm bank and keep her updated...

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 5:02:00 PM  
Blogger Princess said...

It cracks me up that guys get pressured to marry...I thought only the ladies were subjected to that.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 7:41:00 PM  
Blogger dangerously_shy said...

Lol, i would comment but as a hardcore feminist spinster, anything i said would come across as patronising, mocking or sarcastic but heres a handy tip, to find women whose cervix's are open for business, i would ditch the single bachelor friends and start hanging out with married friends. Now go forth and make those grandbabies happen dammit! lol..

Email on the way..

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wheres ajamaa?

Thursday, October 26, 2006 1:17:00 PM  
Blogger aJamaa said...

Enyewe you have reason to move out, you are starting to come under considerable pressure. My mum refuses to treat me like an adult. There are evenings when I try to watch champions league and she tells me to go to sleep so that I will be able to wake up and go to work. I bet if I brought a chik home and claimed to be engaged to her there would be drama. But I am cool with the way things are.

Thursday, October 26, 2006 2:00:00 PM  
Blogger Samborera said...

Whoa.

shiroh - Me asking for the hook-up has nothing to do with anything on this post. Just coincidence. Honest. Or what is this exactly that you now know.

renisa - The ship is about to be freed from it's moors and set sail. Pity. What are you doing over the weekend?

quintessence - And what did she say... to the sperm bank idea. I don't think my mum would go for an anonymous egg.

princess - It's no pressure at all. It was just a joke. Had to be. Either that or I'm headed to the lonely hearts column. I thought it'd be at least a couple of years before I'd be doing that.

d - I don't have married friends. And none is keen to be the first. Kamikaze set a 2-year timeline. I think that's the soonest that will happen. I've never had so much encouragement to have sex.

ajamaa - I thought we were in the exact same boat. And I'm sure there would be considerable commotion if I ever brought a chic home for lunch or something. I can't even dare think about that.

Thursday, October 26, 2006 3:14:00 PM  
Blogger 0.5 said...

I remember last December, my grandmother asked when I was marrying, within earshot of everybody; my uncles, aunties, cousins, dad and mum.

There was a hushed murmur across the room. Yes, yes, tell us...the general consensus seemed to be going. I sighed in despair, shook my head and burst out laughing.

They were rudely shocked! I noticed my old man smiling slyly. My mum was staring into space. They kind know me well and my mum has not ventured into that area....yet. There was a photograph of a certain girlfriend from long ago in one of my old accounting books,...she looked at it quizzically, then looked at me and said nothing.

May be its cause I have no sisters, so there are no easy way to broach these difficult relationship subjects.

If you want to have un-complicated relationships with women, avoid sex. Sex brings sooo much pain and drama, it leaves one reeling in shock. Another wise move is when you move out, you don't extend the dating to your digz. Meet chics in fancy restaurants, clubs and outdoor events. Why? At your place, a convergence of happy circumstances will lead to talking, connecting, fondling, groping, tearing of clothes and then to the bed. Then it leads to a level of comfort where people drop in announced for company (or action).

Then BANG! You run out of space.
Problems.

Friday, October 27, 2006 9:35:00 AM  
Blogger Komi said...

Well said 0.5. Keep the dating out of the digz and your hands where you can see them. It always works and everything you do or decide is boardroom style...you have your space, time and room to reflect. Some people think this is as a result of lack of physical attraction...I say different.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 11:39:00 AM  
Blogger Komi said...

Build your relationships at your pace...be wise, be patient. Her grandchildren will still come.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 11:43:00 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

ha ha ha! pliz allow me to laugh -is it at you or with you-. Young I may be...but I dont believe in love and neither am I gonna get married...Live with a man?? Over my dead body...
Why bring stress in your house while you can as well keep away from it??
If all they want is baby...adopt one or rather get baby with a woman who aint willing to take care of one and da..take the baby home.
I will never get married, but will have two kids at least to keep my lineage...lol buddy.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006 2:50:00 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

And Hey man!! Move out of your mother's house...You are always too old to be in your mother's house when you reach 19.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006 2:56:00 PM  

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