A friend and I were discussing the annoying habit of many people who say, "What a lucky girl!" when they find out our daughters are adopted rather than the joyous offspring of a torrid summer fling with a hottie Chinese guy.
We decided over dinner that we should start telling people how UNlucky their child is to be in their family. I mean, if it's not offensive to imply that a child is a charity case who was lucky enough to be fortunate enough to be adopted by my random self, then surely it isn't rude to imply the latter, that gee, I bet she's gonna rue the day she was born to you schmucks!
Case in point: Baby Spears Federline. Britney and Kevin's spawn. Surely this child is, by anyone's standards, prodigiously unfortunate and unlucky in the extreme. Why does no one say this to Brit and Kev?
Or how about Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain's daughter? Drug addicts for parents? Even rich ones? You just don't get unluckier than that.
Billy Joel's daughter Alexa. Your dad is married to a woman one year older than you. Gee, THAT's not creepy, is it?! And your mom is on her, what?, fifth marriage?! Good luck, sweetie. We are pulling for you, big time.
Mary Cheney. 'Nuff said.
The list goes on and on, and includes some non-famous people that I just cannot wait to tell me my daughter is "so fortunate." Of course, because my mom would kill me otherwise, my response will be something like, "ALL kids are lucky to have good parents who have good manners, aren't they?"