- a short-lived first marriage between young adults, viewed as a form of preparation for a subsequent, more lasting one with different partners.
You’ve heard this term, right? These days, many of us have had one. (I did — it lasted about 17 minutes).
Well, now that we are 6 months into child number seven, I’m realizing I could have used a starter child. You know, one to practice on, so that I didn’t totally mess up the first one. Or the second one. Or the third.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I’ve produced a serial killer. I just wish, for my kids’ sakes, I had been a little more prepared. A little more knowlegable. A LOT more experienced.