In AP Lit, we're reading Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening. It's a feminist book about a mother/wife that desires more independence, and on the journey of her awakening she begins to abandon her responsibilities as a mother/wife. At first, I was very excited because I was hoping it'd turn out her being lesbian or in love with her dear female friend (because they are quite friendly with eachother), but sadly she falls for another man. Well, I began telling my parents of the book. About how I can relate to Edna about the whole independence thing without kids and a husband...
Today, I woke up late, so while I was slowly getting ready my dad came up to me and said, "So you will get married, right? He better be nice." I just looked at my dad and he continued. "And you have to give me at least one grandchild."
Oh my gosh, I don't know if it's the book or my slipping of the "sarcastic" remark of me going gaga over the girls in the community bathroom in college or what, but he was being serious! Like, this was his heart to heart talk. I don't know why he'd say that though because a year ago I mentioned that I don't want to have children and if I do I'll adopt. But, seriously, I can't believe him. Why is it that my dad (and sometimes mom) won't leave me alone about having kids? Sure, I'm female, but whoop-dee-doo! Why aren't they always bugging my brothers about having kids?! And my older brother already has a two-month-old! What's the deal!!!
Well, sorry about that little explosion, but it just upsets me that I'm expected and demanded to have children simply because I'm a girl!
Hm, I sense a bit of feminism in me? Maybe it's just the book I'm reading XD