We’re paying rent on Vegas’ baby brother.
We didn’t have much faith in the getting knocked up process. We assumed that we’d give it three tries and see if it took and then reevaluate. We carefully picked a donor, flew his junk to town and plopped it into cold storage to await the seductive call of D’s hooha.
Two seductive calls later (well, one was more of a semi-seductive squawk) and we’re the proud soon-to-be-parents of our donor’s contribution. And that leaves a third vial in the vault. I’m not sure what to do with it, besides paying $40 a month room and board. We might not want another child. We might want five more (probably not). Regardless, it sits there, alone, sending us a bill every month.
Even if we do go for a second child, we’ll probably need more than one shot. So do we store up on donor Good Job the First Time by buying a couple of samples now? Do we keep paying rent on our lonely guy just in case? Do we send him off to sperm heaven and hope for the best when we try again?
Biased it may be, but I’d like our kids (if there is more than one) to have the same father so that they share a common gene pool with a second person. I’m already completely out of the equation, so it would be nice to give Vegas someone with whom he shares a smile or a laugh. On the other hand, I’m a miser who can’t stand the idea of paying $480 a year so that we have a slim chance some time in the future if we ever wanted it of getting Vegas a baby brother.
What’s more valuable, living in a family with a brother and mother with whom you share genes and an extra random mother or living in a family with a mother whose genes you share and an extra random mother and brother?