Posted by: Zsuzsanna | September 15, 2007

Don’t ever have kids if you…

… like peace and quiet.
… do not want to trip on toys.
… never had ambitions to work in an insane asylum, as a referee, nurse, teacher, maid, cook, taxi driver, etc. – all at the same time.
… like a clean car.
… don’t want little fingerprints on EVERY surface in the house.
… prefer a job with benefits, paid vacation, scheduled breaks and the option to quit.
… get queasy at the thought of bodily functions and fluids.
… enjoy shopping for expensive shoes.
… find the “new car smell” more appealing than the “new baby smell”.
… like to have meaningful conversations with other adults.
… need to sleep at least 8 hours in any 24 hour period.
… prefer your clothes ironed.
… want to go on exotic vacations.
… eat at restaurants that don’t even offer high chairs.
… think that “child rearing” is spelled S-u-n-d-a-y S-c-h-o-o-l, d-a-y-c-a-r-e, s-c-h-o-o-l, or T-V
… don’t want to answer the question “Why?” several hundred times a day.
… don’t think going to the grocery store with no kids in tow is the greatest outing in the world.
… only want to do a couple of loads of laundry per week.
… like to live in a model home.
… don’t want to get used to doing everything with one hand, while holding a baby on your hip with the other hand.
… think that influencing other people’s kids is a substitute for raising your own.
… hate diapers.
… want appreciation and praise.

In other words, don’t ever have kids if your life’s motto is “Me, me, me!”

However, you will miss out on …

… sticky faces cuddling up to you.
… holding a little hand in yours.
… stick-figure drawings and sincere love notes.
… someone waiting at the front window for you to get home.
… waking up to find a baby curled up next to you.
… hearing “I love you” every day.
… the most important thing in life.

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.” – John 12:24


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