Comments for A Marriage and Family
Sean is getting to the age where he's asking difficult questions like why Ian and I are his parents and why we got married. He's also convinced that someday if he's really bad we're going to ship him off to college and force him to get married. He's sure that marriage means leaving your family and getting stuck with a new family full of strangers. So right now he doesn't want to go to college and he doesn't want to get married. Poor kid; he's not even five and he's already worried about the future.
So somehow I have to balance things out to let Sean know that Ian and I wanted to get married and that we wanted to move away from our families (from southern to northern California). I also want him to know that he doesn't have to get married. Mostly I just want him to be happy and not worry yet about such far away decisions.
Tell him that you don't lose family when you get married, but instead, you gain family, because your wife's family becomes yours too. And, he doesn't even really have to leave home. They can all live with you forever!!! ;-)
My mom never told me that---she told my sister, and we didn't think she would ever leave home. At 50, she still just lives 2 blocks away! ;-)"