Sunday, December 20, 2009

It's all relative

Thank you all for your nice and reassuring comments about Radar's staggering 20% rating for height (including Uncle Stefan's very useful tips regarding heels... I know that he speaks from experience!)

Not to worry - height is just relative anyway. See, if Radar just keeps smaller company, he'll never know that he's a bit below average on those stupid charts!


Plus, if his voice is grand, who really cares if an opera singer is short?



Lots of love,
Titi and Radar

PS - To the annonymous Tim from Canada... you are right. The way the world really works is that people meet for companionship, then sometimes they get married and have children. They never divorce. They are never infertile. They never cheat. They never have children out of wedlock. But I am very, very weird and different, and some rumors have it that I'm not from this world which might explain why my path looks a little different from the real one you describe. As for single parents and sex, since that is your final question and the last one I'll be addressing, I suggest you go to google and type that in... I'll bet there's no shortage of good answers out there for you. I'm not an advice column. Good luck.

14 comments:

Lori said...

No worries Bodey is in the 25 percentile for weight as well. I never worry how small they are unless they are still inside the womb. it appears to me Radar is doing beautifully! Sorry for all your troubles from "Tim". What a jerk! You attract all kinds in cyber space, huh? I think he might have been looking for a date. Be careful what personal information you put out there. Hope you are all prepared to be Santa.

Miss you,
Lori

Tia Sara said...

When I read the title, I thought you were going to compare Radar to some of his vertically challenged relatives....

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the response and sorry about the discomfort I may have caused. I wish I had a blog so that you could verify I do have some integrity. Alas, I am not up to speed on that but soon perhaps I will partake of the blogosphere.

You are in no way a weirdo for going to a sperm bank. We are all unique and in today's society I believe two parent families are not the norm. I didn't actually think there would be any delicate way of addressing the issue of sperm donation and parenting. Nonetheless, does the lack of a male role model give you pause for concern? Do you think one day he will want to know about his father...or donor? Lastly, do you work and if so, how do you juggle both? If this gives you discomfort, I deeply apologize and will not ask again. Thanks and take care. Tim.

Marco said...

Dear Anonymous Tim Guy,
Let me speak on behalf on Radar's ridiculously large extended family in saying that we feel nothing but pride and awe in Chris' decision to have a child and the inspirational parenting ability with which she raises Radar. As a parent myself, I know the boundless love and happiness having a child brings as well as the surprising relentless responsibility, chaos, and problems that come with them. It is a huge obligation that weighs heavily on all parents, so those with partners do wonder how their mateless counterparts manage it alone. But single parenting is nothing new, and all parents have problems, and seek help from family, friends, neighbors, doctors, teachers, clergy, community, etc. as needed. But one thing about Radar's home, that may differ from those who are raised in broken families is that there is no stupid drama from exes on any given parenting decision. And for that reason alone, I think you should forgive what you deem to be a wrong decision of not taking a mate for the purpose of bringing up a child. Now, go away and quit harassing us.

Radar's Mom said...

Marco, since you're such a good little pitbull, I'm going to send you a juicy bone for Christmas!!! Good girl!! On the other hand, I think this is a positive development... you haven't made it in the blog-o-sphere until you pick up your first cyber-stalker!!! So... ahem... I think that congratulations are in order.

To the anonymous Tim guy... I really liked how you ended your last comment... the part that reads "I deeply apologize and will not ask again." I accept your apology (in the spirit of Christmas) and look forward to not reading any more of your questions. bye bye now.

Anonymous said...

Too funny that is all I have to say! Radar is one lucky guy to have such an awesome mama, and amazing family!

Anonymous said...

The last comment was from me, Jenna

Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for that. And I am so very sorry again for the discomfort I have caused. It is so so hard to find people to talk to about this subject. I do not in any way think a child via sperm donation is a poor choice, for the simple reason you gave that there is no stupid drama from exes on any given parenting decision. This is precisely why I myself am planning on purchasing a baby online. There is a clinic in L.A. where you can specify all the attributes you want in a child, and even pay online using paypal. I think this is the way of the future, and folks like yourself are leading the way. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so very very much. God Bless and have a wonderful Christmas.

Tia Sara said...

@ Marco...YOU GO GIRL!!!!!
@ Radar's Mom...CONGRATULATIONS!!!
@ Anonymous Tim...BUZZ OFF!!!!

Marco said...

Am I to understand that there is a whole incubated baby being ordered here? That would blow my mind. And I know you can spin sperm around to separate out the dizzy females or something, but I believe most genetics are something of a big gamble aren't they? Is there new information on this that may have changed in the past 25 years?

Radar's Mom said...

Marco, I can only assume that that question is directed at me since I'm leading the way on the Paypal baby front. And genetics is no longer a crapshot. I specifically ordered a "boy" with "family thighs" and I asked for 15th% in height... so I guess it's not that precise since I got a 20%er. I'm going to write to the clinic and see if there is a partial refund or something. Are you thinking of ordering one too? What attributes will your order?

Marco said...

OK then, I'll take a girl this time. And seeing as how this would be a wonderful opportunity to build an Olympic super-race, I'd want her to have that rare genetic condition that 5 year old Romanian weightlifter Giuliano Stroe has: Myostatin Related Muscle Hypertrophy. I'll take a recessive early potty training gene. And I agree, the family thighs are adorable, gotta have 'em!

Anonymous said...

Cryobank.com has a celebrity look alike portal on their website. You can choose a donor who resembles anyone from Keanu Reeves to Adrian Zmed to whomever, and same goes if you want a girl, there are also female celebrity look alikes. So yes, you can select gender and know fairly accurately exactly the genetic material of your donor. This can all be done from your home, on the internet. Simply register an account and have a physician sign an authorization for release of semen form, which can be faxed directly to his/her office. After you have selected a donor you simply purchase the vials online and they will be fedexed within 48 hours and put into cold storage until insemination. With divorce rates where they are and no sign of coming down, there is no question in my mind that this is the way of the future. The only question for me is who will look after the child when I am working. *sigh* Not to worry, though -I'm already planning on working from home. Stories like yours make me see all the joy and wonderment of life, to see you so happy and contented with your baby boy Is. Simply. AWESOME. You are an AMAZING person, and the fact that you went through with a having a child via sperm donation thus sparing the drama of an ex and custody battles is the coolest thing I know of. Happy Holidays to you and yours, and thanks for what you do.

Radar's Mom said...

Marco... is Tim a girl's name? You could name your bionic babe Tim.