I admit it - I'm a Desperate Housewives watcher. I LOVE this show. The only character I really don't get is Gabrielle - she has waaaaayy too much sex for me. My sexual desire is so low that it's a negative number. And, I'm not at all into teenage boys.
This past week was the rebroadcast of the premiere episode. Lynette is probably the character I relate to the most. She has four wild, out of control children, and is really frustrated and harried in her day to day life. Her husband came home from a business trip, and he hustled her right off to the bedroom. She told him that the doctor had taken her off the birth control pill, and he'd have to use a condom. His response was, "Let's just chance it." Her answer was to punch him!
I laughed until I cried. That was the funniest, most true to life thing that I've seen all week. It completely paralleled my life. A little bit of background is, I think, needed here. The Hubster and I don't use birth control. (Reasons why are explained back in my archives, shown here.)
I am really ok with it - trust me, if I wasn't, you'd be the first to know. But, I also am in no hurry to get pregnant again. Right now, I feel overwhelmed occasionally, and outdone frequently. I feel like I'm just getting to the top of a huge mountain, clawing my way up hand over hand, and seeing that I've finally made it. A new pregnancy would toss me back to the bottom. NOW, DON"T MISUNDERSTAND ME. If I was to fall pregnant, I'd be happy, once I got over the shock. A new baby is always a blessing. God doesn't give you more than you can handle - I just wish he didn't trust me so much sometimes. (You can see I feel fairly ambivalent about this, huh??)
The Hubster, I think it's safe to say, has a much more active desire for sex than I do. There are many times when I say no, just because I don't want to get pregnant. That's why, when Lynette punched her husband, I cheered. Finally, someone understood me!