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Elle Bagman TB
Elle Bagman - Domestic Management
Send Me an Owl! - 20:30, June 1, 2017 (UTC)
Her tone would still be non-aggressive and more curious. "...and as the owner can't you hire an employee to work at your shop? Do you think it would be better for our kids to be at home with us rather than at a daycare? If you do...you wouldn't be willing to quit or sell your part of the shop to Mark to make it work...or ask me to stay at home with them?"


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 20:34, June 1, 2017 (UTC)

He gave her a sour look. "It would be at most six hours a day, Elle. It would be good for them too, especially our first-- get them interacting with other kids, and learning all those early childhood skills like sharing, and such, before they get a sibling." He gave her a pointed look. "And I doubt you'd take any more time off than what's required of you before heading straight back out."



Elle Bagman TB
Elle Bagman - Domestic Management
Send Me an Owl! - 20:37, June 1, 2017 (UTC)
She'd give a half shrug. "Actually, I was considering just...stopping. Retiring from quidditch or the Aurors or whatever I'm doing and...just being at home with the kids."


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 20:38, June 1, 2017 (UTC)

That clearly surprised him. "You'd really want to do that? Give up your entire career... to stay home with the kids? After... something so high-powered... so.... public? Just... take a back seat... forever?"



Elle Bagman TB
Elle Bagman - Domestic Management
Send Me an Owl! - 20:43, June 1, 2017 (UTC)
She'd give a little shrug. "I'm considering it. I feel like it's important for kids to have a parent at home to provide stability and normalcy for them. I figure our kids would get plenty of interaction with one another, or with their cousins at least. ...and since you clearly aren't willing to part with the shop...and I would never ask you to...that sort of means I either have to live with the results of that or do something about it myself." She'd give a small smile. "Besides...isn't raising our kids right and making sure I'm there to support and enable all that more important?"


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 20:45, June 1, 2017 (UTC)

"I said I'd cut back to half time... it's not like we'd just be abandoning them, Elle," he said utterly perplexed. "I just... this seems completely opposite of what I know of you as a person." He frowned. "It also makes me think that... the decision to have kids would be... multiple years away, since I don't think you're ready to give up your career any time soon."



Elle Bagman TB
Elle Bagman - Domestic Management
Send Me an Owl! - 20:51, June 1, 2017 (UTC)
She'd shrug. "I don't know. I mean...you're living your dream owning the shop with Mark right? I've...lived mine. I played in the World Cup. Dreaming of winning it isn't really realistic so...maybe I'm ready to start thinking about...what comes next...which is really where this conversation came from. If...things pan out and I'm being silly about everything going on so the aurors don't need me...maybe I'll be done after this season. It's only a couple months more. ...maybe we could start trying for a baby now since it could take a few months to get pregnant. ...maybe..." She'd linger on the word, then look at him and shrug. "Maybe."


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 20:55, June 1, 2017 (UTC)~

He looked at her, slightly concerned. "Elle... you're talking like someone who's... old and lived their life, except the part about getting pregnant," he said with a slight grin. "I don't want you to... feel jaded or anything... because I'm still working at the Apothecary and you're... home with the kids. Is that what you.... really want? It seems like you'd be... settling, and I'd hate for you to do that."



Elle Bagman TB
Elle Bagman - Domestic Management
Send Me an Owl! - 21:00, June 1, 2017 (UTC)
She'd shrug. "I don't know yet Thomas...which is why I wanted to talk to you. I guess I'm just starting to feel...too old for quidditch what with newer, younger, better, more attractive players coming in. Maybe...I should just accept that and look to move over to the next stage in life...which is babies. We...took our time getting together and married...which is fine, but it also has me thinking about that ticking clock." She'd pause. "Still...if that's the decision we make it won't be because I'm jaded or settling...it'll be because that's what's best for our family. I realize that ultimately it's my choice...but since it affects you and our family it shouldn't be just my choice. I think you should at least have input for me to consider with something this big right?"


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 22:55, June 1, 2017 (UTC)

"There will never be anyone more attractive, Elle," he said with a grin. "And... I guess the things I've been saying are input... at least I thought. Just making sure you'd thought through it, that you... weren't going to be sad or that you're... missing out on something and that you aren't doing it as some... weird obligation."



Elle Bagman TB
Elle Bagman - Domestic Management
Send Me an Owl! - 12:09, June 2, 2017 (UTC)
She'd shake her head. "I guess I feel very strongly that one of us should quit when we have kids. It'll mean a major difference in our income if it's me...but that's ok. We'll still be able to be ok financially."


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 14:29, June 2, 2017 (UTC)~

He nodded. "We've got... plenty. And some of that can go towards a house, I suppose, too."



Elle Bagman TB
Elle Bagman - Domestic Management
Send Me an Owl! - 14:31, June 2, 2017 (UTC)
She'd nod. "Yup."


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 14:35, June 2, 2017 (UTC)

He nodded, unsure of what else to say.



Elle Bagman TB
Elle Bagman - Domestic Management
Send Me an Owl! - 14:38, June 2, 2017 (UTC)
She'd nod back, not sure either.


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 15:05, June 2, 2017 (UTC)

He reached over and took one of her hands and squeezed it. "I love you."



Elle Bagman TB
Elle Bagman - Domestic Management
Send Me an Owl! - 15:15, June 2, 2017 (UTC)
She'd squeeze his hand back, but not respond. Her mind was already trying to work through if this was what they wanted, and the things that she would need to do to make it happen.


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 15:35, June 2, 2017 (UTC)

He recognized the look on her face. He gently reached out and guided her chin so that she was looking at him. "Elle... let it be for now," he said gently.



Elle Bagman TB
Elle Bagman - Domestic Management
Send Me an Owl! - 15:37, June 2, 2017 (UTC)
She'd frown slightly, then sigh.
AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 15:40, June 2, 2017 (UTC)

"What can I do?" He asked.



Elle Bagman TB
Elle Bagman - Domestic Management
Send Me an Owl! - 15:43, June 2, 2017 (UTC)
She'd shake her head. "Nothing. I've just got some big decisions to think about."


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 15:43, June 2, 2017 (UTC)

"They don't have to be made right this second."



Elle Bagman TB
Elle Bagman - Domestic Management
Send Me an Owl! - 15:45, June 2, 2017 (UTC)
She'd nod. "No...they don't. ...but soon."
AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 15:50, June 2, 2017 (UTC)

He didn't want to rehash everything they'd just discussed... "Is there... anything I can do?"