Laresa Watkins

There’s a good side to every situation…most of the time

Jan 15, 2013

So, I’m Julie, the third part of Mommy in Bonlee.  I call myself “Childless in Mayberry.”  I’ve been thinking about what to write for some time now.  This is what I finally decided on.  I don’t complain a lot (I don’t think…) and I am generally a happy person.  For the past few months I have grown more and more frustrated with my current situation.  My husband and I have been trying to conceive for almost two years now.  We haven’t gone to any doctor’s or taken any fancy fertility medicine yet, we’ve just been trying the good old-fashioned way.  I have to admit that the more time passes, the more pissed I get.  It seems like every single time I check my Facebook, another person is pregnant.  It’s like oh, you only had sex once?  Congratulations on being so fertile!  I’m not saying that I’m mad at you personally for getting pregnant, but I am saying that I don’t care about your weekly baby updates.  Now that I’m done venting (for the most part), here is a list of things that I can do, that all you pregnant people and ones with babies can’t.

1.  What’s that Johnny?  Want to go to the beach this weekend?  I believe I will.  Why’s that?  No baby=more money=go to the beach whenever you want.


2.  I’m bored.  I think I will build a jewelry wall.  It doesn’t matter if it takes all day because I can do whatever I want.

jewelry wall

3.  Let’s go gem mining this weekend!  It will be fun because we won’t have any kids to chase around!  Plus, if we find anything that’s worth something, we can spend the money on ourselves!


4.  You don’t need kids to make cool Christmas Cards!  Pets are easier and more fun!


Other things that are more enjoyable without being pregnant or having kids are going to football games and tailgating, fire pits and beer on the weekends, not having to buy diapers, not having stretch marks (for the most part), not having morning sickness, getting great sleep at night (and sometimes during the day too!), never having to get a babysitter, and playing with the dogs (because everyone knows that if you have kids, the pets get put on the back burner.)

So, that is a list of the good side of my situation.  I feel better already!

0 Comments on “There’s a good side to every situation…most of the time

  1. Laresa
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    Julie, all of these things are so true. You guys are young and need to keep having fun.

    1. juliecfletcher
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      True that! I might just go to the beach this weekend!

      1. Laresa
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        Can you take me? Or my kids?

  2. caseycorder
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    I want to go to the beach this weekend. Julie–come babysit Emma so I can go to the beach. hahahaha

  3. juliecfletcher
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    Hahaha, that’s not how it works Casey!

  4. juliecfletcher
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    Laresa, you can come, but I will warn you that there will probably be lots of fun and beer. I know how beer gives you headaches now, so you might not be able to hang…

    1. Laresa
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      I am sure I couldn’t!

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