‘Have You Thought about Adopting?’ Reflections on Infertility
My wife and I took a cooking class once. We made pasta with two unmarried couples we had never met.
I decided not to ask the twenty-something couple if it was their first date. Why put them on the spot?
The older couple talked about traveling and their dogs. I silently wondered if they had been previously married (perhaps divorced, or widowed?). But you don’t ask that. Not to perfect strangers over wine and ravioli.
“Do you have children?” asked the young man.
“No,” my wife replied.
“I’ll bet you’re asked all the time!” said the young woman.
“Our children have four legs!” the older woman