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Thursday, 20 January 2005


I hate your mother-in-law. But it is sort of knee jerk reaction. After all, I'm used to people saying that you don't know what you are going to get. As though people KNOW that they won't conceive a child with Down's Syndrome, or autism, or manic depression. YOU JUST NEVER KNOW.

But the bio children and their "superior performance" concept? That makes my blood boil. I have always "performed better" at least in all the conventionally measurable ways (i.e. standardized testing, professional success) than the vast majority of my peers. Despite being adopted. Shocking, but true. I'm sure she'd chalk me up as the exeption rather than the rule. Dumbass.

Are you sure she's not adopted? Because that might explain why she is so STUPID.

I don't blame your husband for wanting to dump them.

Oh. And that thing about your husband not willing to commit for 7 years? I have so been there. It explains why I started trying for my second at 38, despite meeting my husband at 28. But what are you gonna do?

I can't answer right now because I'm still busy banging my head against the wall trying to drive out that conversation you had with your MIL. OY!

Millie, I have a confession to make. Until I read this entry, I always felt that women who insisted on not using their husband's sperm were being a bit selfish and petty. Now you have enlightened me as to why they might have strong feelings in this direction. And I totally understand!!!! My first husband delayed starting a family because he "just wasn't ready yet." Of course, now I don't really want kids with him so I guess it was a blessing in disguise, but if my current husband had been the one to pull that stunt, I'd be saying, "um, you don't get any genetic children, because you had your chance and you BLEW it, understand?" And whether you do donor egg or donor embryo, your inlaws must never know anything. Let them spend sleepless nights from now until they die wondering if that little cherub is "really ours" or not. UGH.

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