Sometimes when I watch or read the news, I get irritated and annoyed. Like whenever I hear anything about Britney Spears? I feel my teeth begin to itch.
But this story? Oh my sweet Lord.
Lawsuit Over In-Vitro Twins
"An Australian woman who gave birth to twins instead of a single baby after undergoing in-vitro fertilization has sued her doctor for the cost of bringing up the second child.
The woman, who cannot be identified because of a court order, is seeking $329,000 to cover the expense of raising one child until age 21.
Testifying in the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory on Tuesday, the 40-year-old mother said she told her doctor that she only wanted one child.
But an embryologist under the doctor's supervision implanted two embryos in her uterus, resulting in the birth of non-identical twin girls."
Holy Moses on a bicycle.
Are you people kidding me with this?
I spent the first ten minutes cursing at the computer. The second? I spent crying. The next ten minutes I devoted to brainstorming on just how I could raise $329,000 so I could offer it to this woman in exchange for the baby.
Because, you know what? I want the baby.
I want that little three year old child who is probably bright and beautiful and wonderful. I want to bring her to my little home and raise her. I want to snuggle with her at night and read books to her and take her to her first day of school. I want to take four hundred billion pictures of her and make her feel special and loved. And if one day she asked me why she wasn't living with her real birth mother I'd say, "YOUR BIRTH MOTHER JUST DID NOT TURN OUT."
When I was pregnant and found out it was twins, I was terrified. But it's never, ever been as hard as I was afraid it would be. Maybe I'm just lucky, I don't know. And yes, I've struggled. Good Lord, have I struggled. But one look at my children and I know it wasn't really a struggle at all because the reward? Worth way, way, WAY more than $329,000.
And you know what else? Does this woman not realize that she has a LIVING, BREATHING, EXISTING child? A child that someday will read this and KNOW that she was a "mistake"?
I mean, what the crap?
And what about people, like my own beautiful little sister, who LOSE one of their twins? What they wouldn't give to have this opportunity that this woman is COMPLAINING about.
I know, feelings are feelings and this woman is entitled to be upset.
And I? Am entitled to think she's a huge douchehole.