Vicky (geekette8) wrote,
Vicky
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Last night I was at my evening class and was chatting with a small group of people during the coffee break when one of them said that her sister had just had a baby. We all congratulated her and the discussion moved on over various baby-related topics. I made some comment about Matthew and one of the women did a total double take and said "Oh! You've got a child? You don't seem like the type, somehow!" I (laughingly) asked what she meant and she said "Well, you know, you get these perceptions of people, don't you. And somehow you just didn't seem the sort of person to have kids!". All the others in the group smiled and nodded and seemed to agree but no-one could elaborate on what they meant!

So, question for anyone (but I suppose especially for those of you who have met me IRL): do I seem like "the type of person who would have kids"? If so, why, and if not, why not? I'm genuinely curious and I've left anonymous comments enabled in case you want to say anything without your name attached.
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