Every time you go to your parents house, there seems to be an article clipped out just for you about a topic that your mother is worried about that day.
Your mom has recently made it her mission to clip out any and every newspaper article about infertility on your behalf. Mommy typically pulls you aside and whispers in your ear “there is a newspaper article for you upstairs.” Sometimes she’ll send you an email too – ‘Remind me to give you an article I found when you come over tomorrow.’ The email will read. Thanks mom.
But chances are if she saw the article, you did too. You are secretly (or not so secretly) obsessed with those articles about trying to conceive. You could have written the article yourself. “Have you ever charted your temperature using something called a ‘Basal Thermometer’?” Your mom will innocently inquire. “Yes mom. I have been recording my temperature for 2 years now but thanks.” You will say. Your parents have been clipping out newspaper articles for years now. Your dad will clip out any articles relating to your high school or your career while your mom has always clipped out matters relating to your health (including teenage depression, boyfriends and later personal health issues). But now it’s all about infertility.
When you’re a mom, try to remember to clip out newspaper articles more subtly.