So a good friend of ours announced that, although he’s happily (subjective, yes, like all of us) married, with two small kids, and getting a vasectomy since they’re definitely done having kids, he’s decided to ‘save’ some sperm. Just ‘put it aside,’ in case.
“Uh… in case of what?” we asked. “You know, in case. You just never know what could happen in life. If I need it, for my 25 year-old second wife down the line, for another kid…well, it’ll be there. Kind of like a security deposit.”
Hmmm. Sounds kind of douche-y, I know. But it does make you think. The finality of a vasectomy seems startling. As Paul and I grapple with this very idea, I feel myself turning away from the option. I mean, yes, we’re done. I know we’re happy with our two kids, but I’m still…my eggs…are still probably kind of GOOD, y’know? Ugh, I don’t know. The whole thing just wreaks of…we’re getting older. So weird.
I have been harboring a Dirty Little Secret for quite some time, you may have noticed. I HATE TO BLOG.
For some reason I have made my poor co-author take on all the work. Maybe because I hate to expose myself or maybe because my typing skills are not what they should be. But in any case, I have had this block and I just don’t want to. Today, Amy had an intervention with me….a sit down. An honest to god sit down about Blogging. It made me think more…..what is it that we all are searching for that we turn to blogs and social media for information? What is it that we want to discover in each others lives?What are we searching for? I thought as Authors we chose to write books and use that as our vehicle to communicate. But as sociologists, we discover and uncover new things everyday. Insights that might offer one mom relief or make another mom laugh. I came to realize that blogging is really is a way to reach out and communicate with each other, guide each other and know that we are not alone in our everyday lives as moms. It’s what we all need.