Re: On to kids....

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From: Jeff Bone (
Date: Tue Sep 12 2000 - 19:37:56 PDT 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.

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.

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.


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