I’m sure we’ve all heard or possibly said this. In relation to my previous “purpose” post, I want you to put forth replies to this statement if it’s been directed at you by your children.
Reasons to have children (on purpose):
religious belief in “being fruitful and multiplying”
carrying on the family name (vanity)
natural urge to reproduce
When I got married, I got two kids in the deal. I love my children very much and wouldn’t trade them for anything, but I have never really wanted my own biological kids. If I wanted more children I’d rather adopt. I’m an atheist, but that has no bearing on the subject. There’s just so many unwanted children in the world to have one of your own. Unfortunately, the adoption system sucks major ass and people who really want children get reamed by the system both financially timely (I know that makes no sense, but I couldn’t think a proper way to say it). Regular schmoes like myself have to spend horrible amounts of money and time to get a child (especially babies) and are scrutinized to pieces. I understand that a person has to pass certain tests (not SAT-like test, but you know what I mean)to adopt, but any brain dead jerk can pump out a school bus full of children unchecked.
And don’t get me started on celebrity adoptions! If I were a judge deciding on whether or not to allow a celebrity (ie Rosie O’Donnell (who isn’t really a celebrity so much as a person who appears on TV and won’t go away)) I would be incline to turn them down. Think about it, constant media exposure, parents working weird hours in sometimes strange locations, unsavory co-workers, and so forth.
Sorry if I’m babbling in a bad grammatical fashion. I’ve had a long week today and adoption (especially celebrity) is a subject that eats away and my innards.
I’m going to rest now and think not-unhappy thoughts.