Right now I am at the stage in life where a lot of my friends and co-workers are having kids or have toddlers. I spent a good portion of my life around parents who had to make decisions like: How can I make sure I get to spend one waking hour with my child?
The best thing for you to do when new parents go down this conversational rabbit hole is to keep a sense of humor and have a way to change the subject.There's hardly a more excruciating line of discussion than the minutiae of baby care, especially if you don't have a baby.Since you say you've become paranoid about your love-making, that seems like a pretty decent sign that it's time for mom to move on.That doesn't mean you toss your mother-in-law into the street, but that you and your husband explore all the potential options.By changing the topic to the government shutdown, you would at least keep thematically on track by talking about indulged, spoiled children.
With people you know well, when things get to be too much, you could say something like, "Organic baby food and baby yoga? When I was helping to raise my nieces and nephews, I tossed them out in backyard to play then fed them Tater Tots and Oreos.I've tried explaining that I sleep better in a quieter house, but he has begun to insist that when I visit this Christmas, that I stay in my old room so I can be around more. Please help me figure out how to give Dad a stronger "no" that won't be the most embarrassing thing ever!A: Your letter has me celebrating the robust love lives of Americans, and the ability of people to feel horny with Mom or Dad in the next room.The problem is that lately, Dad wants to know why I don't stay in his home.I'm honestly a bit embarrassed to have to tell him I don't want to hear my brother boinking his beloved, as it doesn't seem to bother him a bit.The good news is that they're all really smart and have great jobs. : I live across the country from my father, and I try to visit at least once a year.