(During our big barbecue bash now thru Memorial Day, May 27, 2013 a few bucks have been burned off the retail price of my ebook to a scant $1.99 Click book cover to the right or http://licthebook.com)
So the question this week, I ask you: Who has been grilling you about your baby-making? And Whom Would You like to See Grilled the Most?
Please do let us know! Perhaps we can roast them in a post.
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If you’ve been following this Laughing IS Conceivable blog (and if you haven’t…I’ll get over it.. and welcome) you know that I love Memorial Day Weekend. If you’re not from the U.S. and you don’t know what Memorial Day weekend is all about, it’s just what it sounds like: Brave men and women fought and died for our freedom in wars throughout the ages so that generations to come could buy bras on sale and eat with plastic utensils as we get 3rd degree sunburns and watch our neighbor drive around the cul-de-sac on his lawn mower with a beer in each hand and a toddler on his lap.
So the reason why I love the long weekend is because the tradition at this blog is to focus on grilling of a different kind. All year, good, hard-working, honest infertile individuals and couples are trying to have a baby. As if it weren’t enough to go through the physical aspect of it all and the emotional aspect of it all…staring at calendars, going through tests, being probed, being referred to a specialist, then a different specialist, being told everything looks fine and nobody knows why you’re not pregnant or everything doesn’t look fine, and needles, surgery, financial ruin….As if all that weren’t enough…NOW you have to deal with people!
People close to you. People almost close to you. People who used to be close to you. People who wish they were close to you. People you couldn’t pick out of a three person line-up.
All of a sudden you’re a Kardashian. Everyone feels entitled to know every minute detail of your most personal business.
“Don’t you want kids?” “Aren’t you trying?” “Do you have enough sex?” “Did you go to the doctor’s appointment?” “What did she say?” “Are you taking those supplements I gave you?” “Your sister has three kids, why don’t you have any?” “Have you called Dr. Oz like I told you? Or Dr. Phil?” “Is it because you’re too fat?” “Is it because you’re too skinny?” “Why, why why?!”
So for the next two weeks as we do every year around here, we’ll use this wonderful American tradition of barbecueing to turn the paper tableclothed tables on those who have grilled us all year long. How sweet revenge is especially with grill marks, slathered in barbecue sauce with a side of slaw. So stack up those styrofoam plates. And get ready to do some serious grilling. There will be some new posts & older ones. And who knows? Maybe this year, we’ll even singe some eyebrows.
And, of All the People Who’ve Grilled You All Year About Your Baby-Making, Whom Would You Most like to Grill and Why? Please Share with Us!
So Here Comes the First Victim/Dinner Guest…. Marietta
Besides the usual BBQ fare: Hotdogs, hamburgers, and ribs… I think it would be a good idea to throw some neighbors on the barbie.
Afterall, a lot of them have no problem grilling us all year long. (“When are you going to have kids? Are you trying to get pregnant? Did I tell you my sister’s pregnant with her third?”)
So, maybe on Memorial Day Weekend, we should invite our nosiest neighbor over for a barbecue, scrape a spatula under his or her ass and flip ‘em onto the grill. (more…)