I hate to be bitter and snarky, but sometimes it's hard, particularly with the start of the holiday season, and the focus on children - Santa, ToysRUs commercials and my one nemesis: Christmas cards with only kids photos on them.
So, this year, I am encouraging all infertility bloggers to participate in National Please Don't Send Me a Christmas Card with Only Your Kids Month. Let's save our friends their $0.44 stamp and have them refrain from addressing a card to us.
It drives me and Jack crazy to get cards that only have kids on them. What happened to the parents? After all, those are the people that we know. We want to see how they're doing, too.
Family photos with mom, dad, and kids are totally acceptable -- it's just the ones with only kids that drive us batty.
Bitter? Hell, yes. But, please respect our wishes this holiday season; it's just a reminder of what we want, but don't have.
And, if you want to add the NPDSMCCWOYKM badge to your blog for holiday season, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the file.