#30. “What are you doing Friday night?” I use to respond excitedly with ‘Nothing! Why?’ Now, I force myself to evaluate the source of the inquiry. Friends with kids?! I’ve learned that what use to mean a fun outing sometimes translates to a babysitter request. I’ve trained myself to just ask ‘why?‘ “Kids won’t change my life!” I’ve heard that sentiment multiple times. I use to believe it. My experience dictates otherwise. It changes everything…forever.
Red Tape Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of The Gingerbread House. Brian and Stacy are married. They have two kids. Brian hates being a father. Stacy is tired of being of a mother. Brian brings in his friend Marco to convince Stacy to sell their kids. Marco makes a strong case that everybody will be more happy with the deal. Brian and Stacy will have their dream life and extra cash. The kids will live an intercontinental life in a mansion in Albania. And this rich couple with no children will have a family. It’s a win-win-win! Is it that easy to walk away from motherhood? Stacy is haunted by seller’s remorse. The Gingerbread House looks enchanting but has a disturbing aftertaste.
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