When you’re an infertile, you don’t get invited to the party and thanks to Facebook, your friends don’t even try to hide it from you either. You knew it was little Lotty’s first birthday party but fertile Facebook friend failed to mention that she also threw a party over the weekend and you weren’t invited. Your other friends with kids got an invitation but it seemed that infertile couples were not allowed. On Monday morning, fertile friend’s Facebook status read:
Thanks everyone for coming to little Lotty’s first birthday party!
30 comments followed from all of your other friends: “We had a great time too!” “Thanks for the loot bag!” “Little Bart almost got sick after eating all that cake!”
Ummm. You don’t mean to be a bitter infertile but where was your invitation? First of all, you wouldn’t have wanted to come anyways. A room full of screaming toddlers, ten pregnant friends talking about babies and you and your husband standing alone in the I-can’t-get-pregnant-I’m-an-infertile designated waiting area. You would have rather had eggs removed from your uterus WITHOUT anesthetic before attending this party. You would have rather had a first time intern give you an HSG procedure before attending this party. You would have rather given yourself a fertility injections right where the sun don’t shine. Anything to not attend this party.
But it still sucks not to be invited.
Especially when you are forced to see all the Facebook photos of the birthday party the next day. Hey, there’s your best friend and her little guy at the party! Hey, isn’t that your friend’s friend’s friend at the party? How did your co-worker get an invitation?
You don’t want to go to the party but you’re still going to be mad that you didn’t get an invitation. Don’t try to reason with an infertile. You’re bitter, jealous and angry and you never like to be left out. Grunt.
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