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Originally posted here by Emma Gray at HuffPost Women
"Look, you're not ready to have a baby."
This is the message that blogger (and fairly-new mom) Tracy Moore spells out for readers in her recent piece on Jezebel -- specifically those thinking about having children in the not-too-distant future:
Ready!? Pshaw! Anyone who thinks they are actually ready to stare this beast directly in the eyes isn't wearing her cervical thinkin' cap. It's like, can you be "ready" for a cyclone? Can you be "ready" for the moon? Can you be "ready" for a dinosaur eating a cupcake?
Moore goes on to suggest a list of drills that future parents should undertake to test their own preparedness for the rigors of child-rearing. These include:
Reading this tongue-in-cheek (sort of) "you'll never really be prepared to have kids" blog got me thinking about all the reasons that it's awesome to NOT have kids. I personally would like to have children at some point down the line (at least I'm pretty sure), but right now I'm content to live a life that just wouldn't be possible if I was financially and emotionally responsible for another human being.
[Continued...reasons why I don't have kids right now]
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