Sally has now come up with a plan however to get that much-wanted baby.
She is going to go off to Italy – her favourite country apparently – and stake out the bars and the pool side to find a foreigner to have a one night stand with.
If all goes well she will become pregnant straight away and jobs a good 'un.
And how about if this man wants to be an active father towards this child? Well Sally's thought about this too. She is adamant she is going to raise this baby alone. That is just the way she wants it and so she is not going to tell the man she plans to have a one night stand with that she is trying to conceive.
Sally believes that her plan does not hurt anyone. Her daughter is desperate to have a sibling, Sally herself is desperate to have another baby, so in her mind she and her daughter will be fulfilled if her plan comes off. And as for the foreign stranger, well she seems to be thinking what he doesn't know won't hurt him.
She argues that throughout history men have been hoodwinked into marriage and providing for their offspring by women who have fallen pregnant on the sly and Sally feels she is being far more moral in her version by not telling the man involved at all. This way, she believes she is freeing him from any parental responsibility.
Sally knows she is going to have critics. She says she knows she will be called selfish, irresponsible and reckless.
This is the problem with this woman. She makes a very well-thought out and intelligent case for what she is planning to do.
However, her intelligence will only get her so far. The fact she is trying to be one step ahead of those opposing her does not mean she is any less selfish, irresponsible and reckless in her actions.
Sally says she is not hurting anyone but I can't actually see anyone who won't be hurt by this. The man she is tricking is the obvious victim in this. Sally is assuming all men would welcome not having to be there for a child they fathered. I think Sally is underestimating a lot of men there. I think most men who found out they had unwittingly fathered a child would at the very least feel a little bit sick about it. She is also preying on a foreigner, assuming it will be more difficult for him to track Sally and his child down. I guess she is also hoping that somehow her actions will get lost in translation. That's just taking advantage.
Then there is the child. Sally says she is going to be open with him or her about how they were conceived. I can't see how this is not going to harm the child in some way psychologically. The same goes for her existing daughter. The four-year-old may be all for the idea of having a little brother or sister now, but how about what she matures and fully starts to realise what her mum actually did.
And finally Sally is hurting herself, or certainly deluding herself. She mentions that the relationship with Ruby's father fell apart soon after Ruby was born. It seems like Sally is trying to prevent this happening to her again. In reality Sally is still young enough to spend some time finding another man to settle down with and then have children.
Because this is the other crucial point here. Is it no longer an argument to say that children should ideally be brought into this world through the love of two people. Obviously this does not always happen in reality but to actively go out and seek to put yourself into the position of a single mother is something else indeed.