I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)
And that is the whole "I want kids, he doesn't".
This is a huge problem in real life partnerships. Here it was treated like a piece of fluff.
And the partner who said a clear and distinct "no" to children has to give in and do it, because the other partner wants it so badly.
This is bullshit.
Kids are NOT like a puppy.
Child care is hard work, having children cost a lot of money and it DOES CHANGE YOUR WHOLE LIFE. This is not something to be flippant about.
I really hate when they do this in books - and I find it very insulting that people who don't want children in books get the "see the light and get on board already" treatment.
This is very disrespectful towards the partner who has a right to his own opinion.
And this neat "you will see your error and jump into adoption" is insulting to everyone who doesn't want children. Because it discounts people's opinion who truly do not wish to raise children. Believe it or not they have valid reasons.
So. Rant over..
By this time you might have noticed that this is something that hits close to home.
I hate this "need to reprodruce" in all romances.