Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Infertility, according to Peanuts

I feel a little like Mel, doing her Friday Blog Roundup -- but, with the impending arrival of Halloween this Friday, I've noticed a couple of bloggers making reference to the classic Peanuts cartoon special "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" -- and I couldn't resist bringing them to your attention:

Bronwyn at Spiraling Into Control:

"I can't help but identify with Charlie Brown's recurring lament, "I got a rock." In my case, this sentiment has less to do with Halloween candy and more to do with motherhood. When everyone else seems to be bringing home the Hershey bars and Reese's cups and Kit Kats in the form of gurgling little pink and blue bundles, I get the rocks. And I didn't even think that my costume was that bad…"

WordGirl (Pam) at Blood Signs:

"Some days I feel like I've put my life on hold for this one thing that may not arrive -- like Linus and the Great Pumpkin."
The infertility/Peanuts analogy that pops into my mind is good ol' Charlie Brown, always game for one more try, always optimistic that this year things will be different… and always getting the football yanked away at the very last minute.

Or his little sister Sally, in "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (my all-time favourite Peanuts & Christmas special -- never ends without me bawling into my Kleenex as they sing "Hark the Herald Angels") in bewilderment saying, "All I want is what's coming to me. All I want is my fair share."

Smart man, that Charles Schultz. ; )


  1. I can still hear the theme song in my head. Ever wonder what would have happened to the Peanuts gang if they ever grew up?

  2. What a wonderful, wonderful post. I feel all of that and like Charlie Brown (or is it Linus) when Lucy moves the football. Each and every time!

  3. I don't have a "real" comment ... I just wanted to say how much I (still) love the Charlie Brown holiday specials!!!