Why we're waiting
Well, the first is obvious: Have you met me? No one wants a little me running around the planet. Just how it goes.
I'll preface the post with a fun little story. I'm working back at the plant now, and haven't seen most of the guys for about a year. I get the "Have you finally run that boyfriend off?" a lot, too. Once everyone realized that not only had FI packed his bags in the middle of the night and left me a sticky note saying "See ya!" and had instead asked me to spend the rest of my life with him, I get this response:
You're too young.
wtf? Yes, we know we're young. Ish. But I think that's the beauty of *our* relationship and why we're waiting for (or possibly not even having) kids.
I like the idea that when you're in your 20's and early 30's, you're still young and have so much life and energy. And that you have someone to spend those years with. And that I don't have to worry about changing diapers, feeding, or just the responsibility of another life that totally depends on me. FI's still working on his electrical engineering degree, and we won't be "stable" enough for a long time. And, I'm vain and lazy. (right now, you're probably all hoping I don't ever have kids.)
So, why are you all waiting? What's the allure for just having the two of you?