Previously, Kirk’s Laura has a clock that’s ticking but Kirk refuses to hear it, Sam’s Laura is worried about Sam dying on the honeymoon because there’s no will drawn up yet, Toi has the best husband in the world because Rouvaun, and Erik and Nadine each have a very different baby scare.
Three months one week: Erik and Nadine are Bickerson-ing about whose mess is worse in the living room, and whether you should look at things before you shred them. Nadine’s brother is in the kitchen cooking dinner for everyone, and then DUN DUN DUNNNN… Nadine’s Circassian dad arrives. Erik is stressed because Daddy silently disapproves of the mess (and also knows swordplay), but look, it’s not a surprise that he’s there, Pierre is in the kitchen cooking them all dinner! Clean up your damn mess before the in-laws arrive! I bet it wouldn’t look like a ticker-tape parade in there if Nun-in-Law came to visit.
They sit down to their meal and Erik and Nadine bring up the very hint of an idea of maybe one day having a baby, and dad is all:
He attempts to talk some genuine sense into these two, about being established financially, and maybe taking some time to be a couple, seeing as how they were just days short of qualifying for the Married At First Sight show. Nadine attributes Daddy’s Speech of Serious Sense to just being old fashioned, and says he’s being hypocritical since Mommy got knocked up on their honeymoon. Well Nadine, sometimes we ELDERS have learned lessons in our lifetimes and try to pass them down to our children. But children never listen, so we know how this is going to turn out.
Erik, who is only 40 years old now, is worried that if they wait, he’ll be the 80 year old dad of a high school student, and I wish Erik paid attention in high school math class because if he waits two years he’ll already be a grampa at 80, if not a great-grampa. You kids and your impatience and poor math skillz these days!!! *shakes fist, hangs barbed wire around lawn*
Kirk and Laura are in bed discussing Laura’s “new idea” of stopping all birth control. As a compromise she won’t make him move to the suburbs for a couple years. So this is how that went:
Later, they go out to eat with Kirk’s sister and 63 year old dad. Kirk tries to order healthy vegetables that he only pretends to understand, while Dad orders a burger because he needs energy to run after his 6 year old twins. *snork* Kirk tries to complain about his arthritis and failing health from aging, which just encourages his sister and dad to point out that he probably should NOT wait two years to have kids. Also, he’s financially established and has been with Laura for a couple years, so even Nadine’s dad would approve. Sister is worried about Kirk’s aging sperm, but never fear, Sister, Kirk says he has Super Sperm (“AWAAAAAYYY!!!”). Sister takes that news as seriously as she should.