I don’t like being interrupted either. I don’t like noise. I like a clean and clutter free house. I have very little patience. I need a lot of alone time. I never even considered having kids until I was married at thirty-four and bored. So I tried another job and didn’t like it. Then I couldn’t think of anything to do. So I said to my husband (who I probably should have left right then), “Let’s not try to have a baby, but let’s not try not to.” I didn’t get pregnant. And then I wanted a baby more than anything. Of course I did. I always wanted what I couldn’t have. I ended up with two daughters, and it was the best decision of my life.

I still don’t like noise. I still like a clean and clutter free house. I still lack patience and need tons of time by myself. But I found a way to make it all work so that I was happy and so were they. And by the way, they are twenty-seven and thirty-two and doing well :)

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