Re: There They Go, Bad-Mouthing Divorce Again

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Date: Tue Sep 12 2000 - 13:13:14 PDT

Kids just fit, not because it's a planned fit, not because the parents
think it all out, but because they just have to. Read all the books you
want -- your child will prove them all wrong. Talk to other parents --
your child will be completely different than theirs. Bottom line is that
it just doesn't matter. They pop right out and you have no choice but to
flow with it. It's scary that it's so trial and error, but at the same
time, thank goddess that it is, and that there isn't a "manual." I think
of Harrison Bergeron. (: Don't be scared, just do it! (:

 "A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity."
          -- Robert Frost

On Tue, 12 Sep 2000, B.K. DeLong wrote:

> At 03:40 PM 09/12/2000 -0400, you wrote:
> > > I am new to the list....and am a tech dude....
> > >
> > > But, loved this thread... Am contemplating marriage... And this is
> >certainly
> > > scaring the living crap out of me :-)
> > >
> Roddy Wrote:
> >I've heard it is said that life doesn't really change until you add the
> >little ones. Is it for good (as in positive!), for bad, or for the status
> >quo?
> Speaking of "scaring the crap out of..." while I am in a wonderful marriage
> right now and want kids in a few years....I have absolutely no clue how I'm
> going to fit them in. I have a wonderful, flexible job....a decent house
> but I still can barely find time for the things that need to get done. And
> with kids it's going to get 10 times as worse? And I'm potentially going to
> lose a big chunk or "me" time which already hardly exists. I'm beginning to
> wonder how parents do it without their children being absolutely
> undeveloped and psycho.
> --
> B.K. DeLong
> Research Lead
> ZOT Group
> 617.542.5335 ext. 204

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