For those of you that have been around the site for a while you know that I, along with many dear friends of mine, have struggled with infertility. It was a long, dark, and very painful road. You may also know that I’m a smartass. I like to find the silver lining and I would rather be laughing than being in the dark. I’m generally a light hearted person. Jokes are jokes and are meant to make light of difficult situations. But there are some things you don’t poke fun at. I am not one that finds humor in someone else’s pain. I don’t make jokes at someone else’s expense. As such, one thing I will not stand for is turning pregnancy into a joke. Don’t do it on April fools day, and don’t do it any other time of the year. No fake pregnancy announcements, no fake positive tests. Please. It’s selfish, tasteless, and it’s a slap to the face of those who have spent years trying to get a positive result on their own pregnancy tests. Infertility is not a joke. Miscarriage is not a joke. The loss of a child is not a joke. And nine times out of ten the people going through that storm don’t bring it up in person, in social media, or any other platform because it SUCKS. IT HURTS. And it often feels like you’re going through it alone because many people just don’t understand the journey unless they’ve gone through it too. If you’ve gotten to the point that you can talk about it, great. That’s wonderful! But those around you may not have. If your little haha moment on the internet is really worth mocking that kind of pain of another person, there’s probably a few things in your life that need to be reevaluated. You each have a heart, and a brain. Please, please use them both.
Stay weird, y’all XOXO ❤️