Just a brief mention for these ovulation prediction kits, or OPKs as they are known in the acronym rich world of TTC.
These are expensive little buggers, aren't they?
€32 for a package of 7 from our local friendly communist chemist. When you factor in mass panic, widespread insanity, a little stupidity, and not to mention being in the 13th cycle, that adds up to a whole lot of cash spent on a non-existent kid and no small amount of piss covered plastic.
Buying in bulk online would be admitting horrible things that should never be spoken. So that's what we've just done.
I also really want to meet the designers of these bloody things, what smart arse decided it was a good idea to have a 'smiley face' appear on them with a positive test?
Considering the positive result means you end up having to shag for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and your midnight snack for days on end, I think a more appropriate image should be considered.
My submission for a new OPK 'positive result image' is a stick-man clutching his crotch with a grimace of painful resignation, hopelessness, and poverty on his face.
Much closer to reality. Money grabbing sadistic bastards.