(POAS = peeing on a stick)
It has recently struck me that the OPK (ovulation predictor) sticks that announce your LH surges with happy faces are remarkably obnoxious. Whilst in the throes of full-on TTC-ing, no one feels like smiling. You’re just trying to get another month down, roll the dice, hope you get lucky. Most of us using the sticks are on the losing end of the gamble most of the time, especially infertiles! I can’t imagine how that little smiling face must make them feel!
Instead of a smiley face, how about a check mark? It at least makes us feel like something has been accomplished!