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I was in no hurry to settle down, but it is a luxury to get a preview of the kind of father your partner will be.Three years ago, baby talk of any kind left me itching to start a conga, just to lighten the mood.This constant tug-of-love is tough for the father, too.Christian, a 35-year-old dad to girls aged three and six, puts it neatly: ‘My girlfriend is the most understanding person on Earth.When I first met James, I was riding an epic wave of self-indulgence: living in London, working as a journalist for a fashion magazine, travelling the world working on stories, interviewing celebrities, rolling from party to party.It was spontaneous and chaotic, and that’s how I liked it.
I wave awkwardly at this tiny yet enormously significant human being – all gangly limbs and pretending to be a dinosaur. I have no idea how I got here, but in this moment I realise that life as I know it is about to change.
James and I met on a snowboarding holiday in early 2011, and he was perfect for my non-committal tendencies.
Recently separated from his wife of five years, he was proud dad to a three-year-old boy, and living in his parents’ spare bedroom awaiting a divorce settlement. The prospect of me – a carefree woman not yet 30 – dating a man with kids was met with fear and trepidation by my friends. The only thing she’d previously seen me take responsibility for was which pub we should go to for a night out, and I often got that wrong.
Most of my friends were settling down, but I had no desire to have children – I’d never felt the maternal pull.
I also had a one-way ticket to South America burning a hole in my handbag.