…if you didn’t have kids. Please tell me I’m not the only one who has ever thought this. I shared this belief with my husband once, and he (of his scientifically logical ilk), was off-put by the illogic. Despite the apparent Catch 22 (if I didn’t have kids, I wouldn’t need to take care of them), I beg to differ on the questionable logic. Ask any parent in the trenches–would it not be about 100% easier to pack everything up and make the mad dash haul out the door to your daughter’s pediatrician appointment if you didn’t have kids? And think how much more quickly you could knock out a laundry load of spit-up covered bibs or whip up a batch of homemade baby food if you didn’t have kids to watch. Conversely, it would be easier (and loads more fun) to have kids if you didn’t have to take care of them. Grandparenting seems like an obvious solution here, but since I don’t forsee my infant or toddler procreating any time soon, this is one clear instance in which I defer to the wisdom of celebrities in the meantime–hired help and LOTS of it. But oh, wait–I don’t have the $ to pay for hired help to help me raise my kids b/c I’m already spending all my money on actually raising them…apparently the only safe conclusion is that nothing about kids really savvies up in the logic department and let’s face it–parenting is just hard work.
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