Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Meet the Players

Hi! My name is Slackie O. and this is my husband, the Professor (he's wicked smart).

Nice to meet you, too!

We are two not-quite-as-young-as-we-used-to-be professionals, living our version of the high life. We met in college in 1995, shacked up in 2000 and made the whole thing official in 2008. We've seen enough of the world to know just how good we've got it.

As the side note says, we've been enjoying our glamorous and misspent youths. We were fans of dinner out, the latest gadgets and geekery, impromptu vacations and immediate gratification. Not so much fans of societal expectations, and not in much of a hurry. Two only children, determined to do things our own way, we still dig in our heels against any pressure from parents and friends. Childish perhaps, but hey, there's something to be said for self awareness.

We are that couple you see in the grocery store late at night, giggling in one aisle and then snuggling in the next. After 15 years, we're still THAT couple, that are clearly so crazy about each other, that can't quite keep their hands off each other, that kinda turn your stomach because they're just so damn cute.

Sorry. We like to think of ourselves as lucky.

The main reason we decided to make the whole thing official was that we reached a place where we felt like adding our child into the mix was finally right for us. That we love each other so much, that creating a new life together is the best way to express it. Up to that point, we hesitated to do anything that might undermine our relationship. Now, the potential benefits of expanding our family outweigh the risks to "US". We're a little less childish and a lot more confident in our relationship.

We are now coming to terms with the possibility that it might only ever be "just us", but we're still hoping for more.

And I'm sorry, but no, I will not watch my mouth!


  1. Hi! I'm following you now on here and twitter and I just added your link to my blog! I did 6 IVFs and now have my family and I write to help others going through IF as stress free as possible! Good luck on this IUI!

  2. Yesss! I don't watch my mouth either! LOL

    Love it. Can't wait to read more. :)