December 21, 2009 5:17am CST
There is nothing sadder than a childless couple. It breaks your heart to see them stretched out, relaxing around a swimming pool in Florida or California, suntanned and miserable on the deck of a boat, trotting off to enjoy Europe like lonesome fools—with money to spend, time to enjoy themselves and nothing to worry about. Childless couples become so selfish and wrapped up in their own concerns, you can’t help but feel sorry for them. Everyone should have children. No one should be allowed to escape the wonderful experiences attached to each stage in the development of the young. The happy memories of those early years – saturated mattresses, waiting for sitters who don’t show up, midnight asthma attacks, rushing to the hospital emergency room to get the kid’s head stitched up. Children are worth every moment of anxiety, every sacrifice. You knew it the first time you took your son hunting. He didn’t mean to shoot you in the leg. Remember how he cried? How sorry he was? How disappointed you weren’t a deer? These are the memories a man treasures forever.
• United States
21 Dec 09
no, only people who WANT children should HAVE children. There are BILLIONS of unwanted kids in this world already. Frankly, your post made NOT having kids seem so much more appealing that having them, not sure if that was or was not your intention. Welcome to mylot!
• Hartford, Connecticut
21 Dec 09
lol, Lovely story! * I have succeeded in some of this quest myself.. I veered a little and went hog wild with the pets. So now I am still broke - I have not went on a cruise.As a matter of fact - I don't take vacation at all because I forgot to have Children to leave behind to take care of the pets... I haven't missed the midnight emergency room visits.. Only the were with my dogs. Lucky they never learned how to shoot.. But my friend did get bit clear threw her finger(nail) -helping me break up a dog fight.. She got to spend hours in the ER herself.. I also have enjoyed saturated wee wee pads and chasing a vomiting cat around the house. Seizures, car accidents.. No they weren't driving... But you know what - -I wouldn't give it up for the world. I would like to have some of that extra money I should have saved by now though.:-)