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Adopted 3 boys out of foster care, then got pregnant for my beautiful daughter, now currently pregnant again with twins.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Who is Broken?

L and I, along with Bubbles and Smiley went to one of L's friend's wedding tonight. A lady he knew was asking about our babies and we told her we were adopting. She said, "So, which one of you can't have kids, you or her?" I was so shocked I couldn't speak. L said we just wanted to adopt through foster care.

I'm so proud of my babies. They weren't the loudest ones in church. We actually sat in the back with all the other loud kids and babies and we weren't the loudest. Of course, both babies decided to fart the whole time. Thank goodness they were silent! We thought both had nasty diapers, but nope, just gas.

Man, that little girl can seriously fart! Almost as good as Smiley. He must be teaching her bad habits already.

Can you believe the nerve of that woman? She was so blunt about it too!


  • At 8:25 PM, Blogger Awesome Mom said…

    Some people have no tact. I worked with my church youth group awhile back and one of the women I worked with has been married for quite some time with no kinds. Bold as brass one of the girls told the woman that she should have a baby already. I about died and I am sure that woman's heart was breaking too.

  • At 9:38 PM, Blogger JUST A MOM said…

    OH MY GOSH!!!!!! I can NOT believe that I think some people just do not have any kind of personal skills. OR they are just plane stupid. Maybe youcould have told her,,, "broken,, broken neither one of us we just didn't want to take the chance of getting one like YOU!!!!!!" OK maybe that is just a bit too much??

  • At 2:18 AM, Blogger Isabel said…

    OMGoodness... how impolite.

    Now I have to practice a rejoinder, in case it happens to me.

    Um, can't thnk of anything.

    I'm sorry, I didn't catch that. Come again?

    Weak, I know. I lack snark. Sorry you had to deal with that lady!!!

  • At 9:12 AM, Blogger Amanda said…

    i, too am at a loss for a clever comeback. the nerve.

  • At 11:59 AM, Blogger DrSpouse said…

    How incredibly rude and inappropriate! How about saying "well, unless we divorce - are you suggesting we divorce? - neither of us can have birth children. I hope you aren't suggesting we divorce and marry other people? Are you?"

    Then they might realise how inappropriate it is. I'm waiting for some genetic test results which might indicate that one of us carries a balanced translocation (which might be why we keep miscarrying). I really hope I don't have to tell people who it is that carries it, if we do have it - but we might need to tell family members on one side or the other to get tested - so we might need to.

  • At 7:13 PM, Blogger TeamWinks said…

    Good Lord, some people are so clueless. That comment is just plain rude. A comment always makes me want to say, "Um, actually it's you that's the problem. You see we are just trying to relax, because that fixes everything, but with comments like this it's virtually impossible." Yup, that should fix it.

  • At 3:30 AM, Blogger Baby Blues said…

    I'm sorry you had to deal with such a tactless person. She's just plain rude! I'd be shocked and speechless too.

  • At 5:27 AM, Blogger toastnjam said…

    I liked drspouse's idea - that really would shut someone up. I'm definately not brave enough to pop off like that though. I'd be shocked and speechless just like you.
    I'm sorry her foot in mouth syndrome put a damper on the wedding and I'm not suprised at all that your babies were the best!

  • At 11:50 AM, Blogger GLouise said…

    Oh my word!! Those comments never cease to astound me. I like teamwinks' suggestion!

    OR there's always:

    "Why would you ask such a thing!"

  • At 5:12 PM, Blogger Angie Rich said…

    Wow, I want to smack her for you! I think all of us who suffer from IF has had an experience like that. Not fun!

  • At 7:49 PM, Blogger Robin said…

    I'm the broken one. Oh well! My usual response would be F*** You, that at least will shock them enough to shut them up!

  • At 9:53 AM, Blogger Dream Mommy said…


    You're right, should have told her f* you! I was in church though. It cracks me up to think of the gossip that would have come later if I did that. His parents would never hear the end of it.

  • At 3:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You could always channel your inner Miss Manners....

    "If you forgive me for not answering you, I'll forgive you for asking such an inappropriate question" (basically, a polite way of saying, WTF???)

    or, just a vague "What did you say? Well, bless your heart" (which I've heard is polite Southern speak for FU!)



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