Friday, July 31, 2009
the one where my world was shattered....
While he was busting his butt trying to fix the thing, she and I decided to play cards, because, you know, it's fun to play a game right beside your husband who's working really hard.
At some point during the game, FD's cousin (who is more my friend than his cousin), pointed out that her boyfriend is colour blind. You see, she's just started dating a guy and is still in that phase where you tell your friends random tidbits of useless information about your boo and they act like they care (...even though they don't).
Anyway, I guess the fact that we were playing with blue and red cards was what struck this memory.
So, she says, "A's colour blind, just like all the [our last name] men. [Fabulous dude], your dad is colour blind, too, right?"
"Yeah," he says.
"What?" I gasp. "Your dad is colour blind?"
"All the [our last name] men are. It runs in the family." States FD's cousin (who is more my friend than his cousin).
"So, are you colour blind?" I ask FD.
"No, it skips a generation."
"Oh, yeah, that's right."
Now that I've got this sorted out, all is right with the world, and we return to our respective tasks - him working, me playing, such is life - until an awful realization enters my mind.
"Wait a second ...." I say, as I'm processing this new information, "does this mean", gulp, "that our sons will be colour blind?"
"Most likely. In fact, I think it's almost guaranteed that they will be", answers FD's cousin (who is more my friend than his cousin).
Immediately, my world is shattered. "This is a piece of information that would have been useful before I said I do!"
"Why?" He asks.
"Would it have changed your decision?" Laughs his cousin.
"Well, I'm not sure. I can't really say. I just can't believe I never knew this. Now all my dreams of our sons being world class painters are gone...dead. If I had known this, maybe I would have spent my days dreaming about having 5 little girls instead of 5 little boys. How could you have lied to me for so many years?"
After this unexpected discovery, we spent the remainder of the evening continuing our dryer fixing and card playing. However, the night just wasn't the same after learning that my son's futures might look like this...
*Special thanks to Kei for supporting me through this discovery, allowing me to totally kick her butt at speed and helping me craft this clever post.