So, I consider myself an adult.
(Apparently, previous to being married I considered myself an-almost-adult.)
Anyway, now that I am an adult I have all these new *wonderful* experience.
Like.... the wonderful joys of...meddling.
Previous to marriage no one gives a rats ass about your future plans in life. No one seems to give a crap about how many children you want to have (and conclude with intellengent people having more children to repopulate the planet with clever children. Or how 4 children is too many for the earth to sustian), whether you want natural birth (because it's the 'natural' way), or whether you are using the pill as contraception (because it might just maybe make you sterile). I never had any of these conversations before.
No one cared how often I did my laundry or if I fed my husband five fruits and veggies a day and gave him a multivitamin.
Now, however, these are questions that are asked. And I am still dumbfounded.
(Allegedly I am now his lover, mother, house keeper AND doctor. hmph)
My mother's birthday was yesterday and she was hit with the meddling aunt. And boy, did I take notes! She was very gracious and kindly thanked the aunt for the advice and firmly corrected her. These things in her life were just fine. The aunt may not have shut up right away, but she did eventually.
I learned so much last night about handling meddling friends and family (and people who think they are or should be family).
How do you handle meddlesome people in your life? Extra points if you share a story.
(Because I'm totally into the point system)