Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Perfect Plan


My sister is pregnant with a girl. I am so happy for her and I am super excited to be an aunt to a girl. She was sharing with me all her dreams about what her and her daughter are going to do. I was so happy for her...but one thing...I was a little sad for me.


I came to the realization that I will never do those things with a daughter. I have two sons who I love more than words, but I will never have a daughter to go shopping with, or have manicures with, or talk about their boyfriends with. Sniff sniff.


I came to a decision whilst thinking about all this daughter stuff. My sons are going to have to marry orphan girls. That way they will not have had a mother to do those things with and I can fill that void. The perfect solution! Not only that, but my boys won't have to split the holidays between me and their inlaws...because there won't be any. I can help plan the wedding because these poor orphan girls won't have mothers to help them do it! When they have babies I can be in the delivery room when my first grandbabies are born because those poor girls will not have anyone to help them in a maternal way.


I shared my perfect plan with my husband, if he didn't think it before , my plan confirmed it. He thinks I am insane LOLOLOL!


Oh well, if they don't marry orphans, Plan B will be to live vicariously through my sister.

15 Comments:

At March 30, 2008 at 12:21 PM , Blogger Family Adventure said...

Do you have ANY IDEA how close to home this post hit?? I love it! The only bummer is my sister has three boys and no girls...so if all else fails, I'm going to have to share your niece, too :)

Heidi

 
At March 31, 2008 at 3:58 AM , Blogger Beth said...

I think it is a great plan!

I have one boy and one girl and I think I'm going to tell them both to marry orphans because you are right...it will make holidays so much easier!

And by the way...while wonderful, little girls bring lots of drama, moodiness and extra high pitched whining that boys don't seem to have!

 
At March 31, 2008 at 6:13 AM , Blogger JCK said...

I have heard that having great daughter-n-laws is the best! I think your plan has merit.

Just wanted to pop by. Your blog title captured my attention. I, too, am not your typical minivan mom. ;)

 
At March 31, 2008 at 10:07 AM , Blogger Motherhood for Dummies said...

You are not crazy. I think every girl wants to have a girl to play and do our stupid girly stuff with. Just as guys want to have their little boys to do camping adn football. When they get married you will have some fun then.

 
At March 31, 2008 at 10:22 AM , Blogger Janet said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by. I came to visit and I think I will stay. Your boys are beautiful. I, too, have one of each, and my daughter is not a girly girl. While she does want to wear dresses every day, she is not interested in having her hair fixed or anything like that. She does want her nails polished occasionally. But so does my son. It's a bit of a tradeoff. I have a friend with two grown sons. Her daughters-in-law are named Candy and Misty. What are the chances?

 
At March 31, 2008 at 10:25 AM , Blogger Janet said...

oh yeah, who's in the picture?

 
At March 31, 2008 at 12:29 PM , Blogger Not Your Regular Mini Van Mom said...

The pic is my boys and a little friend of theirs from our old neighborhood. It is one of the only pics I have of the boys with a girl lol

 
At April 1, 2008 at 12:01 PM , Blogger Angie said...

Oh I LIKE YOUR PLAN. Being the mother of two boys, I feel your longing. My sister has one boy and just found out she is having a girl, too. I hated that my second emotion (after excitement for her) was jealousy. I hate jealousy.

One way I have found (from my own parents and inlaws) to ensure good holidays and good time with your kids is to be mobile yourselves. Make sure you are willing to go for the holidays and for weekend visits instead of always thinking it has to be at your house. I am gonna try to be that way.

KEEP BELIEVING

 
At April 1, 2008 at 12:59 PM , Blogger Lyndsay said...

LOL. I like how you think... It makes a ton of sense! That would work out quite well for everyone involved...Creative, but smart... lol.

 
At April 2, 2008 at 7:57 AM , Blogger Christine said...

It is a good plan but my plan might make yours impossible. My plan is to help make sure every girl is adopted so there are no orphans. :)

 
At April 2, 2008 at 8:35 AM , Blogger Brianisarockstar said...

WOW! What an offensive post. I do not even know what to say. As a Dad to orphans you have no idea how painful this is to read. Not to mention that an orphan daughter in law will have SO many issues and emotions that it is doubtful she would bond to you. Why don't you just adopt a little girl instead and save a life. That way you can have a daughter to do girly things with and you won't have to share her for holidays. I think that would be a much more unselfish thing to do.

 
At April 2, 2008 at 3:07 PM , Blogger Not Your Regular Mini Van Mom said...

Hmm, I didn't mean for it to be offensive, I just meant for it to be light hearted. Of course in real life I would never want any child to be an orphan, if it was within my power to adopt a child I would. Please don't take offense to my post, it was supposed to be a lighthearted jest:)

 
At April 2, 2008 at 7:47 PM , Blogger Brianisarockstar said...

See ... the thing is, there is nothing lighthearted about it. Have you ever been to a third world country? Have you ever stepped foot in an orphanage? Have you ever seen the sadness and pain? Have you seen kids starving, both physically, mentally, emotionally. It changes your life. You would never be able to write these words again. Maybe someone has to jump over her white picket fence and into the world and gain some sensitivity. More than one person on this blog by the looks of it. I am not one to insight a riot, actually I am rather quite passive, but there is no joke here.

Not Your Regular Rockstar

 
At April 3, 2008 at 4:33 AM , Blogger Amy U. said...

brianisarockstar, give the writer of this blog a break. Go somewhere else if you want to pick a fight.

 
At April 3, 2008 at 5:15 AM , Blogger Annie said...

I read your post on Christine's blog - why do you think you are not in a position to adopt? That is what I thought, (financially hopeless) but we've adopted 5.

 

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