Monday, February 11, 2013

Are You Kidding Me

Am I the only one who was super excited for the "blizzard" we got on Friday?


As I woke up Saturday morning to a beautiful blanket of snow 3 thoughts came to me. 1) Yay snow; 2) I like snow. Snow's nice and quiet; and 3) Who's going to go play with me?

From the age of 15 I have held the stance that I don't want kids. When I turned 20/21 I modified that thought to "If I have them, fine. If not, I'm not going to be upset about it". Now, at 28, my thoughts have changed yet again. 

I need some kids.

Yeah, I said it. But not for the reasons you think. You'll find no baby fever here. Instead my reasons are somewhat... unconventional.

Top 10 Reasons to Have Kids

1) As a FAH I know I would always be well stocked with fruit snacks, pudding, jello...

2) News? Who watches that when you can watch cartoons and Disney movies 24/7.

3) Making pillow forts in the living room with no boyfriend judgment.

4) Wake up and dig out the car? Not anymore! Now you can suit up and go play in the snow all to be finished off with hot chocolate with mini marshmallows.

5) Kids should learn responsibility, no? Guess who now has the job to feed the cats?

6) Christmas and Santa. 'Nuff said.

7) Everyone wants to be your friend. Like in Erin's blogging advice, "Your follower count and number of page views will automatically skyrocket if you can somehow manage to acquire one or more of these three items."
This will work in real life too. 

8) All those burgers, beer and cupcakes you're always trying to avoid? Nope! Eat your heart out. Apparently "baby weight" is acceptable.

9) Have you seen Despicable Me? Who doesn't want minions?

10) Let's be honest - kids are a great tax refund and I have some vacations I want to take. 

(For the record, I still maintain my 20/21 year old philosophy)

What's your crazy reason for wanting to have kids... or for NOT wanting to have them?


  1. I had kids so someone would color with me. I love crayons.

  2. Oh my god. I loved this post more and more the farther I kept reading.

    1. I was beyond excited for the blizzard right along with you. I was checking out the window every hour until Saturday morning.

    2. Umm and then you talked about me! Obviously I love this.

    3. Then you spoke straight to my heart about everything child related.

    4. Then you talked about Despicable Me...which I watched Saturday night and almost had me in tears over the three little kittens story.

  3. I am 100 behind you on this one.
    I basically can't wait to make craft projects with them.

  4. I can't even take vacations because of the DOGS. Can't imagine what excuses kids would take....

    Shoveling sucked all the joy out of me for this snowstorm. Derrick's been hoping for snow. Asking for snow. Praying for snow. Well, he got his snow. Apparently he went out at 2 AM to frolic in the snow with the dogs and made a snow angel in the middle of the street. To this I say: he has snowpants and boots. I do not.

    Also, I was asleep. LIKE A NORMAL PERSON.


    We had grand plans to build a snowman, but after two days of digging 20+ inches of snow, I couldn't lift my arms above my head, let alone build a damn snowman. But it was pretty on the train ride in this morning (which took me 90 MINUTES because of delays, le sigh), and the world isn't just covered in a blanket of white -- it's damn near buried. The dogs love it. Derrick loves it. I could learn to love it.

    Now that the shoveling's done, anyway.

  5. Part of me wants kids for the minions but I think my plans may venture too close to child abuse. I still think if I have kids I'll have them around about 30.

  6. I was excited AS HELL for some snow but as I like in the storm-killing zone of Jersey I had to settle for a dusting.

    As for the kids things, yeah I think I would like a few so that I had someone to play with.

  7. I don't want to see another gosh darn snow flake until 2014

  8. I kinda want kids for that age when they want to help you with everything. It's like having a mini butler. Then they become a teenager and don't want to do anything at all and they hate you. So... jury's still out on that one.

  9. OMG!!! LOL...okay that was know I haven't missed one year of trick or treating because of my kids! I love my monsters!


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