So, earlier this week when my friend Denise came over for a playdate, Mark also had folks over for gaming. He has a regular group that comes on Sunday afternoons, but because of the weather last Sunday only two people came, Eric and Jen, who are a married couple. Mark and I made introductions and at some point Denise posed the question that all parents ask of other adults:
Denise to Eric and Jen: ”Do you have any kids?”
(Note: We’ve known Eric and Jen since before we had kids so they have had front row seats to the experience of parenting).
Eric to Denise: “No. We come over to Mark and Jenny’s house every week for birth control.”
And there I was thinking they valued our friendship. Silly parent. On the plus side, at least we have a purpose as a dispensary of free birth control.
I related news, I took my
advertisements for birth control children to run some errands today. I’d like to extend an apology to everyone we encountered in public.