January 14, 2008


Erin's baby present is now in the mail.

A couple of people have acted a little shocked that I would wrap yarn around needles for 36 hours when there's a chance that the adoption could still fall through. But Erin and I discussed this a long time ago, right when they found out that getting this baby would be a possibility. I told her that I wasn't going to treat her any differently than if the baby were in her tummy, because nobody looks you in the face when you're pregnant and says, "I'm not going to invest my time or money until the baby pops out and is real." I said I'd treat her the same way I would be treated as a pregnant lady, which in hindsight seems ironic, since her baby is more real than mine was. But I never wanted her to feel different about being an adoptive mommy.

And I had a couple of people sock me in the gut with an I-told-you-so attitude, like I was some halfwit who had never considered a miscarriage but somehow they had glorious wisdom all along that it could happen to me. Those people are lucky we weren't in the same room when they mouthed off. If anything bad happens to Erin and something falls through, anyone who says anything even remotely condescending is going to have to answer to me. I will straight up punch them in the larynx.

Posted by Sarah at January 14, 2008 01:25 PM | TrackBack

"I will straight up punch them in the larynx."


Posted by: tim at January 14, 2008 03:47 PM

Aw, Sarah. Either I've rubbed off on you or you on me (or maybe our soldier husbands on both of us?) as I say I will punch someone in the throat AT LEAST twice a day and wish I could do so at least twice as often.

I am superstitious to the nth degree, but I think as long as the expecting mom is on board, it's never too early to give a gift (or a dozen!).

I don't even know Erin & yet, *I'm* excited about all her excitement! I'm trusting she will post photos of her present!?

Posted by: Guard Wife at January 14, 2008 05:01 PM

Man, I freakin' love you. Now if only all the other people in my life could think like you do. :)

Posted by: Erin at January 14, 2008 06:00 PM

Ditto to Tim's comment. BIG ditto.

Posted by: MaryIndiana at January 14, 2008 08:35 PM

Uh, oh, all I can think is, I hope I'm not one of those people who would say something so insensitive...

Posted by: Kate at January 16, 2008 09:21 AM

I have said it before, but I'll say it again, I love ya! You rock! And so on :)

Don't worry, if anyone does that to Erin, or you again, I will be standing in the wings with more ammo than anyone could imagine! I am that just that mean, even though I can't get anyone to believe me when I say it outloud! LOL

Anyway, hugs to you, hugs to Erin. May the evil forces fly away - to never return!!

Posted by: LMT at January 16, 2008 02:26 PM