If You Want a Baby So Bad, Surely You Want to Babysit.
Perhaps you enjoy babysitting other people’s kids, if so, this piece is not for you, but when I struggled with infertility, it seemed that some people thought I was begging to babysit. Truth was, babysitting just increased my pain.
I don’t know if others thought by letting me babysit, I’d decide I didn’t want a child after all, or I’d make a good “adopted” aunt. I’m not sure of their reasoning, but if you have a friend that doesn’t understand how it makes you feel. Tell them gently with grace and understanding. They have not walked in your shoes.
A Diamond in the Rough,