Since A_ has been staying at a hotel to take the bar, I went over to see my parents last night. We had gyros, watched HGTV, and, uh...that's about it. My parents obviously lead a life almost as exciting as my own.
After dinner, my dad left to go to some church thing and my mom and I sat around for a bit.
She asked when A_'s surgery was, told me I needed to stop drinking soda since apparently it will ruin both your gums and chances at a baby, and then said "Oh, I was watching 0prah the other day..." She doesn't normally watch 0prah, so I knew immediately which one she had watched. The episode in which girls (all girls - did anyone else think that was weird?) talked about how their lives were terribly bereft of all joy because their fathers were sperm donors.
(I watched that episode too and was not impressed. I don't want to diminish these womens pain, especially the one who was told when she was like 30 or something, I felt like perhaps they felt something was missing in their lives and this was simply the easiest thing to ascribe it to. Not going to get into it, but yeah, 0prah kinda dropped the ball on that.)
Anyways, apparently since IVF didn't work for my cousin whose husband has a vasectomy, my mother is worried that it IF treatments won't work for us and (she said with a sly look on her face) we should maybe consider A_'s brother as a sperm donor. Because he'd be known and all. So our kids wouldn't end up on 0prah in twenty years, see?
And hey, we could just mix their sperm together for the IUI. So they could help A_s sperm along. (Please note my mother decided all on her own that sperm is made up of friendly wood sprites who assist each other in reaching the golden egg.) Not to mention: um, what? I had previously explained that we'd have to do IVF. Was she not listening?
Apparently not. She thought maybe she had confused me with somebody else that she had talked to.
Which baffles me - I mean, do *many* people talk to my mother about their infertility problems? Are there all sorts of women she can confuse with her daughter that talk about sperm to her? I'm totally bemused by this.
So you women who have sperm issues that are talking to my mom about it - next time please remind her that *you* are not her daughter. I don't want to get left out of her will. Thank you.