Stella: Have you ever thought about being a surrogate mother? Today I told my best friend, Betty Lou, that I would volunteer for this position if so needed. She is having many woes and troubles over getting pg, and even though I told her to be patient, I still thought I'd help ease her mind by offering my services to her. Hah. Was it in the Gender class that we talked about surrogate mothers? Maybe it was another one of my Sociology courses, but we did a whole study on surrogacy. There was one case that was particularly interesting in which there was a donor sperm, donor egg and a surrogate. The "adoptive" parents that contracted to have this baby ended up getting divorced and the "adoptive" father was trying to get out of having to pay child support for this child since it was not his sperm, but a donor's sperm. It was a huge ordeal with 5 different people involved in "making" this child (and even the surrogate mother went to court to try to get custody of the child,) but in the end, the court decided that the couple that arranged for this conception to take place was... in fact, the child's parents! And of course, the man had to pay child support. Well, there's a bit of trivia for you my dear, and now your thoughts...?
Loki: That was gender class... and I remember that story well. I also remember the one about the little boy who liked to dress as a girl and play with dolls. He was a rather odd little thing. I also remember the transgender show about the girl who turned into a boy, and he was a mean man but still had a rather high voice. That class was weird, but totally entertaining. I used to be a tad worried that because I understood (or learned) about transgender people or herms that I would birth one. It had me a little nervous... if you had to make the decision to either raise a girl or a boy. It always seems like the parents make the wrong choice. Hmm.... I have no idea what I am blabbering about now. I don't think I could be a surragate. I made Stella clarify to Betty Lou that she would not donate an egg... That she would only house the baby with the couple's donations. I think it is wonderful that people do donate eggs and sperm so that people who can't have babies have that option. However, would you donate your eggs anonymously? There is a movie out about some lesbian couple who had used a sperm donor and then the kids went and found the "dad". How odd that would be. Can you imagine knowing that you were created by a random sperm donation?
Stella: Hahhaha. Aw, Hermie!!!! No, I would never donate an egg! Did you really need to ask that question? The thought of it alone makes me think of a chicken. Then that would be MY child, and I would want it! I have often thought that if I am still single at age 35 then I am going to ask Bella's father for a sperm donation so I could have another child and at least they would have the same genetic makeup. Is that a strange thing to think about? I mean, that was really the only thing he was good for... haha. Anywho, haven't you seen all those news shows about the doctors who have like 38 children? They would make sperm donations to make money to pay off all of their student loans for med school. So crazy. And then the women would eat that up .. Thinking that their children will be smart because the sperm came from a DOCTOR! People are just freakin crazy. I do have another question too. What should you do if one of your friends is trying to get pregnant and you are totally against them procreating?! I am having a hard time being enthusiastic about such a thing.
Loki: I have never had a friend who was trying to procreate that I didn't think would make a good mother. Actually, I do not have a lot of friends that have children to begin with. I have no advice although I have been in several weddings that I did not agree with and that was hard enough. I just kept my mouth shut and did what I was supposed to do... (and then held their hand after the divorce was finalized.) But anyway, speaking of donations... Would you give me a kidney if I needed one? You know, if you donate a kidney you can never drink another alcoholic drink again. Not that you are a real boozer, but you could not frequent the Stallion ever again without being tempted to partake. Even though I occassionally like to be a boozer, I would give you a kidney if you needed one... And if I was the only match. What else can you donate and still live? A lung? Would you give me an eyeball? Let's say I went blind in both eyes... Would you at least give one eye to me... then we could both see.. ?? I bet you wouldn't.
Stella: You're right. I don't think I could give up an eyeball for you. Sorry. But I would maybe give up a kidney because I probably wouldn't miss it. Although yes, I'm sure the local bar would miss my yearly visit and my whopping tab of $7. The place just might even go out of business if I decided to do that. But an eyeball? That I would miss. I would also not like to part with a lung. I hear those are good for breathing.. and living. And all of this pressure of giving up my vital organs coming from the girl who starts a blog and then titles it: "I should finish this when I'm sober." hahah. I quickly click on the page to read what I think will be a very entertaining rant... But unfortunately, you still only talked about what your baby ate that day and then every other minute detail about how you spent your entire day. (That is how you spell it by the way. Not minoot.) It was such a disappointment. I definitely would have posted that one without your consent.
What would you be willing to give a loved one?