Wife: Soooooo, what did you do today?
Me: Oh, not much. You know, went to work... came home...
Me: I've done something wrong again haven't I?
Me: Hmmmmm... can you give me a hint?
Wife: Yea, I read your blog.
Me: Okay. So?
Me: Yeah. Grace. Good post?
Wife: You're an idiot.
Me: You can't call me an idiot.
Wife: Moron - I said I would stop calling you a moron. I never said anything about idiot.
Me: So you didn't like the Grace blog? It isn't about the name Grace... you know it's about people who adopt for the wrong reasons.
Wife: You do know that like, 6 of our good friends have daughters named Grace.
Wife: Do you know how many emails I got today?
Me: Hmmmm... No. But now that you mention it... I did get alot of emails too.
Wife: You know that all those Moms are gonna hate you now. Because they think you hate their daughters name.
Me: But Grace is a lovely name! The post was never about the "name"...
Wife: You are such a moron...
So, yea, apparently, I can blog about wrestling bears wrapped in bacon - no response. But oh boy, pick on the name Grace, and the Momma Bear comes out in ALL the Mommies... I even had Mothers who DIDN'T have a child named Grace emailing me! And there was a different mother who legally changed her daughters name from Lilly to Grace just so she COULD yell at me! :-)
Anyway, just to me clear, and to make sure that I don't get a nasty email from my wife later...
I, Adrian (the Yeti), Love the name Grace! It is a beautiful name! A thoughtful name, a name which shall be echoed in the halls of heaven sung by the angels themselves. My previous post was not meant to being shame or disrepute to this marvelous wonderful name - only to help paint a picture of where some parents may go astray in thinking that they can "fix" their children*.
* == All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.