Remember the post about my decision to be child-free? Well, I actually got around to reading one of those books: Baby Proof by Emily Giffin. Bad news.
I HATED that book. The ending bothered me so much that I was disgusted.
Now, to be fair, some people have said “Well, the ending is kind of ambigious. You could take it the other way.” If you’re planning on reading this book and you don’t want it to be “spoiled”, click away now. Seriously. Are you gone?
Ok. On with this. The book is all about a happy child-free couple who becomes not-so-happy when one of them changes their mind (the husband, not the wife, btw). They break up. She goes out with another guy for a while, but she’s miserable. She misses her husband. Much goes on with the other characters in the book, but, in the end, she decides to do anything – even have a baby(!), if she needs to – to get back together with him. Now, some say that she didn’t necessarily have the baby, because before she could tell her ex-husband about he said that he wanted to get back together with her.
I don’t care if she ACTUALLY had a baby. What makes me mad is that she was willing to give up so much of herself, to give up something she had taken a stand for, in order to get back together with her husband. COME ON. Be strong. I don’t care if it’s children or your hobby or WHATEVER. If it’s really important to you, don’t give it up just because some guy wants you to. Husband or no.
Geez. I HATED that book.
(Edited to remove a little mini-rant that got waaay off topic.)