Lawd, be a cloth diaper cross. LOOK AT THEM!! Do you see them?!? Seriously, do you see them?!? I don’t know too many adults who don’t think children are cute. But if you can look at this picture & not feel like you’re behind on your Life’s plan to populate the Earth with beautiful people, then you are not alive.
2 Fridays ago my girlfriend, over dinner or drinks or early morning breakfast, told me she would let me rent space in her womb—as long as I do it before she turns 40—to get my children here. A surrogate. A volunteer. You canNOT beat friends like that. & with such a gesture, “thank you,” is BEYOND inadequate. She is not the 1st, but many of the offers came around the time I found out that my womb wears an Out Of Service sign. Admittedly, over time, I’ve questioned whether I’d be playing God by going around Nature’s design to force my own will. Something about that made me feel…like I’m overstepping my human boundaries. Other times the voices of friends holla’n ‘bout, “God made humans & humans created science & science says you can make this happen if you really want it,” plays loudly in my ear & on my heart.
Back in May I admitted that I was back on the Mommy trail, feeling the pull toward raising something other than my turtle, Donatello, & the price of entry to the Goodie Gap. This picture only tugs harder at my heart-strings, pulling me closer to the notion of participating in the most important job on Earth. The 1 on the right is clearly ready to test whether this is a good idea, all after the fact, as long as you have the 1 on the left for balance, things should be good right? Wait, did I just ask that as though these 2 gorgeous imps are a guaranteed outcome? See how it happens? You get reeled in & then you start making dumb arse comments like that, sounding all like a lunatic with delusions of the tyke sort.
You’ve seen me do it before. I’m walking away before I put my foot further into my mouth. You get the picture though. I’m going to settle on something like Dayumb, these little girls are adorable! See how that worked out? Sanity rescued.
Apparently, Sister Toldja is having similar pangs TODAY. Read hers here. &...I stole this pic from her tumblr & then saw it as an FB friend's profile pic. These little chickadees are making there rounds, cinching uteri (uteruses to the English challenged) Black Community-wide.
Watch me move.
Post Script--I did confirm whether my girlfriend was of sound mind when she made her declaration of friendship. & she was. There are options yet.