ratherembarrassing asked: pezberry
How many kids?
Two. Rachel and Santana are both only kids, and Santana would be fine with their kid being the same but Rachel’s obsessed with the idea of having a bunch of them so there’d always be someone in their corner, just in case they’re not too good at making friends. Santana tries to tell her they’re the ones who’ll be in the kids corner and that their kid will have all kinds of friends, but when she sees Rachel cuddling their first baby she falls in love all over again, and it doesn’t take long until Rachel convinces her that maybe they should think about a second.
Who’s the strict one?
They’re both strict about different things, like Santana gets really on edge about bullying and is surprised when Rachel doesn’t. Like, they were never gonna raise their kids to be assholes, but if they ever say anything about another kid at school that’s even vaguely mean or making fun of some kind of difference Santana is all over them in a second. Rachel gets really strict about them practicing for their dance classes and music lessons. (They’re not pushy stage moms, okay? Their kids asked to be signed up that stuff as soon as they were old enough.)
Who lets them get away with everything?
It turns out Santana’s incapable of saying no to their children when they fix her with their big eyes and pout the same way Rachel does when she wants something, so Rachel has to be the one who puts her foot down most of the time. She’s only a little bit mad when Santana tries to sneak them the things they ask for, and even though she tries to tell her the kids will end up spoiled and obnoxious she still ends up cuddling with them all on the couch while they watch Pixar movies until the kids fall asleep all over them and they have to carry them to bed.
Was either one reluctant to be a parent?
Santana had never really pictured herself as the kind to have kids, like she’d never really let herself hope that she’d have that whole (almost) normal family thing one day, and she had a couple of months of freaking out about having to pay the bills and look after a kid after they’d decided to do this but before they’d actually started the rounds of treatment. Rachel freaked out for exactly ten seconds when Santana’s water broke, and then she held it all together and got her into a cab and to the hospital, and never looked back.
The don’t let their kids stay up to watch them on the Tonys because Santana thinks it’s really weird for the kids to be watching them on tv, like it’s some kind of celebrity bullshit that she will not let her kids be part of, even if it is only one night a year. Instead, they dvr them and watch together as a family; the kids shout out every time they see one of Rachel’s friends, or see their moms beaming and looking gorgeous side by side; and Santana makes Rachel wear something completely normal like sweats or her ratty old pjs, just to make it okay.
Any requirements of the kids? (bring honor to the family, get married and have lots of kids, etc)
Santana made them promise that if at any point they didn’t want to do something performance based, like they wanted to quit their lessons or whatever, they would tell her straight away. She also made them not tell Rachel that they made that agreement.
Overall parenting style
As long as their kids can justify why they want to do something, and it makes them happy, they can do it. By the time they’re six and eight respectively, they have almost as good a vocab as Rachel.