Friday, November 07, 2008
From everything I've read, a lady's ability to have children declines rapidly past the age of, like, 17, but I am still not sure this is the time to take that leap. Having a baby is serious business. You cannot feed it tater tots and veggie corn dogs for dinner, as I feed myself. You cannot give it wine, nor can you give yourself wine when there is massive baby laundry to do. Babies like to wake up every hour or so for the first year or five. I like to sleep. I was on a plane with a baby who pooped soon after take-off and it was nauseating. Poop just ain't cute. Yet I scoop litter boxes all the time, and it's totally worth it. It is.
How do you know when to have a wee one? Is it when you start putting someone else's baby as your computer desktop background? (Hi Stella, cutie-pie who doesn't belong to me!) Is it when you have enough money? (Because I might never have enough money. The history biz is never going to be super lucrative, unless I write a best-selling biography of Ben Franklin or something.) Is it when you think your partner would be a good parent? (Because Alex would be awesome. I'm the one who would be less awesome.) Or does it just happen a bit by accident, or a bit not?
Parents, inform me. Non-parents, what are you thinking? Parents to be, fill in the blanks!
I have to agree with the previous commenter about the dinosaurs and the knitting projects. Also you should know that the waking every hour thing is over (generally) by like 3 months.
I'd post an adorable pic here of Elliot to put my persuasion over the top but the comment function doesn't allow images so you'll just have to imagine it.
Bring on the Petit(e) Cupcakes!