My mom was obsessed with me having a baby (before I was married) to the extent that she was seriously pushing me to adopt a baby from China. WTF? She even had a closet full of baby clothes allegedly purchased for gifts. Fortunately, my sister had my nephew and she left me alone after that.
My mom also fills me in on the marriages, relationships etc. for people I haven't spoken to in 20 years. It's just something she does and it makes her happy. I just nod, smile, and ignore it.
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I have mom troubles too, but not the same kind as you. Rather than pressure to get married and have kids, she tells me she "can't wait until the day my future husband cheats on me/leaves me."
That's messed up.
Luckily, my parents don't pressure me. My MIL has once or twice, but that's it. I'm in my late 30's and have only been married for a year and a half now, so I'm a late bloomer.
I definitely think people should do whatever they want in their own terms. I'll have a baby when I have a baby...if I even have a baby. I think maybe because I'm older and have some fertility issues, people don't want to seem like a total a-hole and harass me about it.
That's right, I said it! I wear scrunchies!!
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My mom would love more grandchildren since the one she has lives out of state, but she doesn't harp on it at all. And since very, very few people in our very large immediate and extended family have been happily or even non-dysfunctionally married she knows better than to mention or even wish that on us.