Monday, 11 May 2009

Peas in a pod

So I'm in a meeting this morning with a young artist.

He is very handsome, creative and charming, but there is something more.

I find myself doing a mental comparison:

Mousy hair - check
Pale skin - the same
Stubble - with the correct proportion of brown and a worrying amount of the ginge
Eyes blue - a little darker but not too far off
Height - right
His lower lip is a bit thinner but definitely a similar shape and the upper is a direct hit
Nose - this is key. The husband has the perfect nose (and no, that isn't a euphemism) this guy's is close enough - isn't too bad, straight, not to big, not too small. Yeah. A good shape I could live with that.

He's as close as damnit to the husband.

What has the world come to when I find myself eying up other men, not as objects of lust but as potential sperm donors even when the husband's ejaculate has passed all its tests.

Have I completely lost the plot? Am I alone in this?


12 comments:

  1. Not at all. I think about how to ask super-husband's brother for some swimmers all the time, even though husband's is fine as well. You never know, it might come up!

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  2. See and even though I have no husband (or likely because I have no husband) I find myself doing this all the freaking time. There is one 21 year old at work with lots of dark curly hair that would be ideal!! No I have no intention of broaching that subject at all with him.

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  3. I have a whole drama queen spiel on all this that is just far too depressing for it's own good.

    so yes, you are on your own.

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  4. You are definitely NOT alone love, trust me.

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  5. Lovecomes first, Hmm, his brother now there is a thought ...

    battynurse, where there is a will...

    Xbox, nope, I'm lost - but maybe that is a good thing.

    Sarah, I was going to say 'Phew I'm normal' then thought about who left the comment!

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  6. I have entertained the thought of using my husband's brother as a donor (although never mentioned it to my husband). However, my husband's brother is a complete and total shit, so that's out.

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  7. Although I'm in the same situation as you - no evidence there's anything "wrong" with Mr Spouse - I sometimes wonder what would have happened if I'd married Flaky But Passionate Early-Twenties Boyfriend or Uncommitted But Nice Mid-Twenties Boyfriend.

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  8. I find myself looking for egg-donors who have my curly hair and incredible rack. I think I feel more committed to H's genetics than my own (I'm that pissed off with my own...).

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  9. Nope! Not alone. In fact, as I was reading your description I was thinking how much like my husband he sounded and yes, my thoughts were heading down the same crazy path.

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  10. Yep, you've lost it, but haven't we all?

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  11. Nope, not alone. Although I actually DO have a reason to have those thoughts because my hubby’s swimmers are not up to par. I made the mistake of checking out the profiles on a donor database and was very disappointed when I couldn’t find hardly any men that ‘matched’ my husband (due to race). Hopefully we won’t have to make that decision and it won’t matter.

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  12. Bottoms Off, I'm not convinced that the Husband's brother is prime breeding material either.

    Dr Spouse, I hear you, doens't help that rebound boyfriend has two kids last count.
    Nuts, I consider myself incomparable so don't have that option (!).

    Secret D, should we arrange a sperm swap for whoever gets pregnant first?

    Jane G, I lost it a long time ago. Wait a moment what are we talking about?

    A Few Good, that is tough, really tough. Hope it doesn't come to that either too.

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