Many of you know the crisis Shawn and I went through last summer. During this time, someone asked me if it was difficult to be around children. My response, it's not difficult being around children. It's difficult being around the adults that belong to those children. As someone who doesn't have children, I've come to realize that in social gatherings I am on the outside and I will always be on the outside. Not Shawn, just me.
Let me explain what I mean. From my observations when there's a gathering of any sort, people will always talk about things they have in common. For guys, it seems to be about cars, BBQ's and sports. For women, it's about children. I imagine it's a pride thing. I can understand that. But that means I can't participate in any part of the conversation. That means I'm invisible. That means I'm irrelevant.
Maybe one day I'll be on the other side, I won't be looking in anymore. I will welcome that day with open arms but I hope I never forget what it's like to be on the outside.