From: Strata Rose Chalup (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Sep 12 2000 - 20:36:07 PDT
Sounds like you may make some single mom with grade-school-age kids very
happy. There are so many guys who aren't interested unless the kids are
babies because they have weird ideas about "molding" the little
personalities. Single moms with kids that age are allegedly women who
have the hardest time finding someone, according to some magazine
article I read somewhere.
See, there's a silver lining in there...
Jeff Bone wrote:
> email@example.com 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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