“I’ve never seen an episode of ‘ALF.’”
Because we have lived the past few years of our lives in parallel, it seems only natural that Alisa and I get knocked up at the same time. We started having this conversation over the weekend as I shared my uncertainties about how to make the baby that will grow in my tum. It got a little philosophical for a minute as I mourned the physical setbacks Meredith and I face in making a family of our own. In part, I think we choose our mates based on procreation. Even if we weren’t interested in having kids, I would still want to spend the rest of my life with Meredith. But, because we do want little drooling, pooping critters running around, there’s a feeling of being short-changed. The kid I birth won’t share the same genetic make-up as my wife.
So as Alisa and I are talking, Eric is typing because he’s always on the computer. During one particularly long vacation they took, he watched an entire season of ‘The Wire.’ Impressive. I don’t think it’s rude or out-of-the-ordinary. Meredith spends most of her time on the computer too, and I find that they tend to know things about really obscure topics this way.
After a few minutes, Eric says, “Listen to this,” and starts reading from this article:
It’s a little dated, published in 2008, and I’ve been unable to find any more recent articles on the subject. But, it’s exciting stuff. Creating life with the genetic make-up of two females has the probability of happening within my lifetime. I thought this was incredibly exciting as it could fling wide open the procreation possibilities of infertile men and lesbian couples. But, more than that I found it incredibly thoughtful that Eric cared to look up the information. Sweet science boy of wonder. Thanks, Eric. Now, go watch this: