Musings on the Childfree Lifestyle and our Child-Centric Society
That's about how I see it played out for the most part.
I'd like to see a poll showing the percent of people who feel having a kid is one of the worst things someone can do with their life. I'd say out of childfree participants, it might be over half.
I guess I'm just naturally suspicious.If someone says "it's all worth it!" over and over and over again, then I start to wonder how true it can be. Things that are totally clear, logical, and obvious don't really need to be restated an infinite number of times.I never have to remind myself that I enjoy pizza. Not even if I get indigestion from pizza do I have to remind myself that I enjoy pizza. I simply don't forget. Pizza is worth the indigestion, so much so that I never have to tell myself that, and I never need other people to remind me of it.If people have to be reminded and reminded and reminded about a "fact" all the time, then clearly the fact is not obvious to people. In fact, if it's supposed to be a self-evident fact, then it's clearly not a fact at all.
Dear Childfree folks,Parenting can be tough, but if you have a sense of humor about it it's easier to bear. Stuff you see that entirely focuses on the bad parts of parenting - like getting peed on or or spat up on - are intended to make people laugh. I assure you, there is a lot more to being a parent than pee and spit up.
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