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Thursday, June 23, 2011

17 Weeks!!!

Not much to say today except that our babies are now the size of Turnips!   Turnips?   Do people really eat Turnip's anymore?   I mean, my grandma used to reference know, around the holidays....but does anyone know anyone under the age of say, 80, who eats Turnips these days?     Who even knows what the hell a Turnip looks like or what it's size is anyway???   Oh well, at least we have moved off the Fruit!

Since my last post, "Bubbles"  has really taken to her nickname.  Even her husband ("FlyDaddy" for reasons we will tell in another post) agrees it's a perfect nickname for her.   I just can't believe it's taken us 20 years to come up with it.   You see, Bubbles has a great sense of humor (even when she isn't funny she will convince you that she is funny).  She always tries to look at the bright side.  She has never met a stranger and will talk to anyone!.   She greets you with a big smile every time she sees you and, as i have said before, she loves a nice glass of the bubbly..... but only the good stuff.....  We have had some amazing times wth Bubbles and FlyDaddy over the years.   Trips to Napa, Jackson Hole and Las Vegas are just a few of the places we have gone on vacation together.   Bubbles was one of the first people we told about our kids.   We knew that she would be as excited for us as we were for ourselves and she didn't disappoint.   She loves us and she loves our kids and for that we love her.   Although soon we might not be able to travel with Bubbles and FlyDaddy as much as we used to, we are looking forward to sharing our new lives and roles as parent's with them and we know the jelly beans are gonna love them as much as we do!

Bubbles and I have had a few good laughs since the last post....i'm afraid at Cindy's expense.   Seems a lot of people have read the blog and, putting two and two together, have guessed "Bubbles" real it's only a matter of time before "Cindy" figures it out.   I hope that Cindy isn't too upset about our telling the story.  We didn't tell it to upset anyone or to appear mean.    We told the story to shed light on the fact that there are people out there that either don't know gay people or just don't know any better.   They don't understand that being Gay is not a choice.   There is a lot of misinformation out there about our lives and if telling that (true) story educates one person or showcases the absurdity of the notion of raising one's own child to be gay , it will have been worth the risk of hurting "Cindy's" feelings.   Changing hearts and minds one at a time....we will get there.

So, tonight we are raising our glasses.  A toast to 17 weeks, to Bubbles and to the jelly beans!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jr & Jim,
    I am raising my own glass of bubbly to you and your jelly beans! What a wonderful family you will make! Your blog is amazing and a great way to share your experiences with your friends' and family along the way to becoming parents. A big thumbs up on coming up with the alias names bubbles and fly-daddy for our friends...perfect in every way and sure to stick!
    Have fun in Palm Springs x3!! Can't wait to read about it!
    Bubbles sidekick