Thursday, September 2, 2010

Polygyny is sooooo last century!

In the past, Jillian has told me that she wants to grow up and have children "and just be a Mom." So of course I've had the discussion with her that she should get an education first, and then prepare for a career, because things may not work out that way. She may decide she wants to work (I keep telling her she should be a doctor, as she is bright and completely unfazed by chicken blood/innards), or she may not find a spouse whose income would allow her to stay at home with their kids. It takes quite a bit of money to support a family, I have explained. (And yes, she knows that staying at home with your kids still means you work.)

Jillian told me this morning that I wanted her and her brothers to grow up and have children so that I could have grandchildren when I was old. I told her that I hoped she would have a few children, because I enjoyed having children and I thought she would, too. "But it's not like I expect you to have a dozen." Her reply was "Yeah, you'd have to marry a LOT of husbands to have that many kids!"

Polyandry. It's the new dual income family.


  1. There was a time when polyandry might have appealed to me. But nowadays there are fewer and fewer men my age who might look good naked, so monogamy gets easier and easier to maintain. ;)

  2. I'm so glad you inserted the word *might* there with the phrase "look good naked".

  3. Amen to both of you. I used to think that I wanted multiple husbands so I could give them assignments. Now I have figured out that handymen do that and then they go home!