“I don’t want a commitment…but I could be talked into friends-with-benefits. “
I’m pretty sure that my grandmother just rolled over on the couch – I would say grave but she’s very much alive. She’s downstairs posted up on the couch watching a basketball game. My grandmother loves ESPN, nail polish, and roller-coasters. Yes, I know she’s awesome.
But she is also is very, very, very traditional.
According to my grandmother, I need a boyfriend so that I can eventually find a husband. I need a husband so that I can eventually have children. And I need to have children so that when I’m old someone will be forced to wipe my ass and feed me on a regular basis. Coming from a woman who has never been married, has 3 children by two different men, and had her first child as a child (she was 13 when my mother was born) – this all seems at the very least hypocritical.
But if you think about it – who would know better the struggles of being a single, young mother than a woman who had 3 children before the age of 18? So maybe, oh maybe, instead of taking my self-imposed bachelor status as a mockery of traditional values one might see it as a sign of respect – I would rather be in several long-term, yet casual, relationships where the needs of my partners and myself can be satisfied (multiple times a day I might add) then in an exclusive relationship full of disappointment.
Being single is my choice…but please don’t tell my grandmother that.
CORRECTION: My grandmother was married to the father or her first two children. My grandfather had at least 7 wives, countless mistresses and over 60 children. (Now you understand why we can’t have family reunions unless we rent out a stadium). So to clarify….she was a single, young mother of 3 children.
(If you like this, then you’ll LOVE “Will you be my future ex-wife?” BEST. MARRIAGE. PROPOSAL. #EVER)
P.S. And no, she never divorced him.