Sunday, May 14, 2006

At Least They Make a Great Fricasee or Ragout

Amanda of the profanity-laden Pandagon blog lists the reasons why she doesn't want children:

  • Pregnancy is hard on your body.

  • Babies deprive you of sleep and stress out your primary relationship and are hard on your sex life, to boot.

  • Kids are expensive and even more so if you want to give them all the privileges it’ll take to make it easier for them to be happy and successful.

  • Kids eat up time I’d rather spend on other things.

  • For all the investment you put into kids, you don’t have a lot of control over the final product.

  • People are an environmental disaster and not making more is the best thing you can do for the planet.

  • White people are a historical disaster and making more is socially irresponsible. [Note from Dawn: Amanda writes in a comment to her post that this reason is intended to be tongue-in-cheek.]

  • Kids are annoying, loud and smell bad.
In light of such sentiments, I'd just like to say ...

Thanks, Mom, for having me!

Happy Mother's Day, Mom! I love you!