Dear Internet: Sorry about that motherhood post
Two weeks ago I answered a call for submissions. The question was: How Do You Know When You’re Ready For Kids?
I don’t know much about being ready, I thought. But I know a lot about the idea of it. The trick is that it’s just fantasy, a picture in your head of financial security or marital stability or optimal fertility. The picture alone doesn’t help you find the path. And the path doesn’t always help you get to the picture.