My son is at an age now where lots of his school friends are getting siblings. So, I shouldn't have been surprised when his teacher asked me if I was pregnant.
But I was surprised. Very surprised.
Evidently, he had been telling people at school that he was going to have a little sister. Actually, he was telling everyone. (Sorry, Mom, it's not true.) When I asked him about it, he seemed certain that he really was getting a little sister and that I could just "go ahead and make one."
Sorry, buddy. I'm just not ready.
Add to that the fact that the U.S. Department of Agriculture just calculated the figure for raising a baby born in 2012 and the price tag (adjusted for inflation) hits around $300,000.
That's one expensive decision. Maybe I should just get him a new toy instead.