I think that there is a new Standard Question that I am just now getting to in life.
You know the Standard Questions:
Youngster - What do you want to be when you grow up?
Teenager - How soon do until you get to drive?
Older Teen - Where are you going to college?
Young Adult - What is your major? (sometimes followed up by: Really?)
College Grad - When are you going to get married?
Married - When are you going to have kids?
Expecting a Child - Are you nervous??
Am I nervous? YES!!
Am I nervous? NO!!
What I am nervous about, as it relates to the next six months of my life, is mostly short term. I am a little nervous....
...that I going to pass out during the delivery.
...that I will let Anny down if I pass out during delivery.
...being sure that I am appropriate with how we spend time with people once Abby's here.
I am NOT nervous about the things that some people mean to imply. I am not nervous about...
...Abby taking all of Anny's attention from me.
...changing diapers. Yes, they're gross, but I've been there and done that.
I think that mostly people are trying to spark conversation, but that can be quite a loaded question!
Friends, ask your questions, but sometimes it is good to be specific. If you're not specific, you could get an answer that's much more than you bargained for.....