Wednesday, April 9, 2008
The Recipe Followers
It's everywhere! People are pooping out babies like the Earth isn't a mess because of just that. I do not get the lure of parenthood at all! The recipe followers are the worst! You know the couples. They go to college, graduate, get a job, get married, go to Europe, move to the suburbs and poop out a couple babies. If you're like Stanford and Woody and I, then you never hear from them again. We are the childfree by choice people. We're the ones that don't want to come over on a Saturday to drink punch and bring offerings to your baby. We don't encourage you to have them, so why should we have to spend money on them? We will never ask you to bring a gift for our child, and we will never get that Saturday back. We also know that it's not; drinking, smoking and sunning that make you look old. No, it's having kids! No sleep or time to take care of yourself, plus the damage from just being pregnant. It takes all of your time and resources to properly raise a child. That said, I can't figure out why people are surprised we don't want to do that. I admit it, I enjoy to do what I want when I want to. I feel liberated by the fact that I will never have to learn about fertility, or pay for college. If your looking for something to do for the environment and for yourself, give some thought to being childfree by choice. Besides, if you would like to spend time with kids you probably know someone who would be happy to lend you theirs for a weekend.