These two poor children were born the other day to two idiots in their 70s who decided they absolutely needed a male heir. Since IVF doesn’t guarantee you a viable fetus on the first try, much less a viable fetus of a specific gender, I’m going to guess that their 70 year old insane mother went through a long and troubled process. In fact, they say it cost them their savings and I don’t doubt it.
Miracles don’t come cheap! Especially when perfected in a medical lab. Please teach your children.
Congratulations to the happy couple – you now have two infants to feed at two hour intervals, nappies to change (or wash since you’re probably too broke to afford disposable diapers after paying for those fertility treatments), and two of everything to buy. When they grow a little older, and you’re in your 80s, you’ll have to help them with their homework, make sure they don’t stay out too late or run around with the wrong crowd, and of course, pay for two of everything. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer couple, I’m sure.
Okay, so apart from the fact that those are the saddest looking little babies I’ve ever had the misfortune to behold (except, of course, for the ones who were born to mothers with addictions, etc) what exactly is my problem with a very personal decision taken by two adults? Nothing, I guess. It’s their money, their life and their body. They can do whatever they want with it.
And truth be told, of all the ignorant, stupid, downright cruel things that people do every day all over the world, I’m sure this wouldn’t even make the top ten. These are two people who grew up believing a certain thing (boys > girls) and when they got a chance to make their dreams come true, they took it and ran with it. From the looks of them they probably don’t get too many chances like that and in all probability won’t again. So good for them.
But it’s really hard to think that way when I see two little babies look like that.