Re: On to kids....

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From: Lorin Rivers (
Date: Tue Sep 12 2000 - 22:39:49 PDT

At 9:37 PM -0500 9/12/2000, Jeff Bone wrote:
> wrote:
>> Heyyyyyyyyyy, my teenager bathes herself! (:
>Okay, I guess some clarity is in order. The part that *really*
>terrifies me (and my other
>single friends sitting in their thirties, looking around at our
>used-to-be-homies who are new
>parents, who I've had this conversation with) is this:
>Ages 0-x, where x is never less than 5.
>Diapers. Late night feeding. Being vomited on. Toys everywhere.
>Babyproofing your house.
>Station wagons. Play pens. Bed wetting. Irrational crying. "I
>WANT THAT NOW!!!" Earaches.
>Allergy shots. Boo-hoo boobums from tricycle accidents. All those
>damned awful crayon
>drawings. Crayon on the wall. Etc. etc. etc.

Called "Being a parent".

Kids first laughter -- causes tears
Kids first steps -- causes tears
Kids first words -- causes tears
Kids first words read -- yadda yadda

>If I can have a *conversation* with the kid, okay, I can deal.
>Again, give me the tech to "decant" them ready-to-go at some age >
>5, preferably => 7, ideally
>let's say 8 or greater.

Ever had contact with a kids who hadn't been raised? I know a kid who
was raised in a Chinese orphanage, with almost no human contact
before age 3. She's barely human.

Called "Being an uncle"

>That early stuff just looks like a total losing proposition.
>And they should all come with a nanny, a surrogate parent type who
>can take over for you for
>brief periods of time, at any point until the kids move out of the house.

It's a whole package dude. I wouldn't trade diapers and boo-boos for anything.



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