Fertility!

This is not something that I have dreamt up. 70+ years old couple became parents in India some time ago. There was widespread press coverage of the event.

Similar stories but not for as old as these appear now and then.

Considering that this is now a definite possibility, I wish to share a small story with my readers.

With the aid of new-age fertility treatments, a 72-year old woman conceived a child. Nine months later, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl. The happy old couple went home and relatives started pouring in.

“We are so excited,” her cousin said. “Can we see the newborn?”
“Umm…let’s wait a little”, said the mother. “I’ll make tea for everyone.”
They had high tea, a good hour passed and everyone was eager to see the newborn.
“May we see the baby now?”
“Not yet,” the mother said.

The guests were beginning to get intrigued. After waiting for another ten minutes, they insisted on seeing the baby but got the same answer back.

Growing impatient, they said, “Well, when can we see the baby?”
“Only when she cries.”
“What’s crying got to do with anything? Why do we have to wait until she cries?
“Because,” she explained, “I forgot where I put her.”

Now, there is a moral in that story somewhere. Can someone discover that?

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8 Responses to Fertility!

  1. Great joke. 😀 Andy and I both laughed out loud.
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  2. A coffee spitter for sure!

  3. Grannymar says:

    I did giggle, although I heard that tale before. I certainly would not like to contemplate motherhood for a first time at my age.
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  4. Ha ha! But my worry with much older people having babies is not that they won’t be good parents to a newborn, it’s that they won’t be around for the child’s life much pas being a newborn. It seems irresponsible and selfish to have a child that late in life. At 51, I sure wouldn’t consider it.
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    • I could not agree more. In the cases now covered, the parents were all childless and so their option is somewhat understandable. You have such wonderful sons already!

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