Musings on the Childfree Lifestyle and our Child-Centric Society
LMAO!! One of my Facebook "friends" is constantly posting updates about how her kid pooped in the tub, puked in the tub, broke something, peed on something, or pooped all over everything. Seriously--I don't need to know that. And it always reinforces my decision to remain CF. Gross!!!
ROTFL!I <3 the Oatmeal. His comics are hilarious!
Very true. I was with a friend who just had her daughter about a month ago and she basically said the same thing. She hasn't slept since her 7th month and hasn't rested since. Her sister said she hasn't slept in 7 years (she has 2 kids, one 7 years old). What a freakin' nightmare.
PLEASE, dear Bloggers, go to youtube, look up "go the f(%#$ to sleep" as read by Samuel L Jackson...
I wanted to leave you a link to this blog, this woman has 6 children(5 living)and here she details one day in her life. I was exhausted half way through reading it!http://adailyscoop.blogspot.com/2011/07/aching.html
Oh my god those cartoons are hilarious! So true people really do not imagine the work and sleep deprivation they are in for when they become parents. I tell people if they choose parenthood they are choosing a job that is 24/7 for 20 years with no pay and no days off. And your needs will now come LAST.
I just wanted to say that I've recently discovered your blog and am enjoying it quite a bit!I'm 23, female, in the Navy, and have already decided that I don't ever want children. While I was always pretty sure about this, I think being in the military has actually strengthened that. It's a well known thing that when many young women learn they'll be going on a deployment out to sea, they're discovered to be pregnant anywhere from a month before to a month after the actual deployment date. I don't really understand this, since many of these women only plan to stay in for a few years and then get out. A few years vs. 18+! I can't comprehend it.This of course results in military men being hit by devastating child support fees, divorce fees, followed by the bitter office bitching about women in general (which is, you know, SO awesome for me, since if a guy is feeling animosity towards all women, he might try to make some sort of offhand comment in my presence, which I then have to respond with silence or "Shut the fuck up" more or less).Strangely, this also means that I get a lot of gossip about me. I'm a rather introverted person and usually prefer -not- to gossip about people and their lives, since I don't care. I also don't usually confide in people. This means that I'm now the base slut, bitch, and whore, since I tend to befriend mostly guys and shun the women.I've also gotten rather consistent jokes, from both women AND men, about how I'll go to my next command and probably get pregnant. What the hell? I plan to use the line next time, "There are only accidental pregnancies, never accidental births" and see how they like that!Anyway, I want to say that this blog helps give me hope that I can withstand the barrage of nonsense from fellow military members, friends, and family (one of the first questions my mom asked me out of boot camp, when I got to my A school, was whether I had met any cute boys *sighs*) and that I can still be a worthwhile person because I -choose- how I want my life to be, even surrounded by all of these rules and regulations.Thank you!
Hilarious! Love this!
I just started reading the Oatmeal recently, and when I saw this, I laughed, but for an entirely different reason. It's an exaggeration, but it's also true. The first week after my wife gave birth, I thought I was going to die from sleep deprivation. She got to sleep lots. I didn't. Also, @Violet, I think every parent should watch that video.
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