Sunday, June 28, 2009

An Ideal Child

Being a part of such a child-centered universe can be hard. Sometimes, I admit, any desire to have a child comes from the fact that "everyone's doing it". It's the most painful peer pressure (quite literally, when you consider labor) but it is so rampant it's not even funny.

Anyway, we had a good "talk" the other day and I came to a realization. Seeing all the nonsense my friends have gone through and are going through, I am really hesitant to join in on the Baby Bump Club. The nausea, infections, disease, pains, etc just don't make the BBC that great. Would I love a child, though? Probably, because I have always wanted kids. I just don't think that A) We are close to ready for them, and B) I don't necessarily have to give birth to them all.

When we first got married, we thought we would have 4-5 children. Now that I think about it, that still seems to be an okay number, but some would be adopted. I'd want to actually try pregnancy once, maybe twice if it isn't as horrible as I suspect :-).

Then this weekend kind of changed my mind about the whole thing.

It seems that, everywhere I go, there are children that are truly not trained to be behaved in the least. Throwing tantrums, hitting parents, constant whining... really, parents? If you want to have a child, do everyone a service and, if they don't behave, don't take them out. What kills me the most are the parents that take their toddlers out at 10:30-11 at night. That's just asking for trouble. Don't get me wrong; I understand he emergency sometimes requires taking them out, but you should at least accommodate for the fact that they will likely be fussy, crabby, etc.

But enough on that.

This last month there have been 6 celebrity deaths. Hands down, the strangest being Michael Jackson, David Carradine and Billy Mays. Although Carradine's is the most bizarre (so far), MJs seems to cause the most controversy. I personally know a lot of people deeply affected by this. In fact, Coworker Right was going to be in London during his tour and wanted to try to get into a show, and was devastated upon discovering his death. However there are those that think of his death as simply good riddance to bad rubbish. This is horrible, especially when you consider that it often comes from "Christians". Perhaps he made mistakes, and put himself in ridiculous situations. Yes he was tried on charges of harming children, but he was acquitted. But there were some good things about this man. He donated to more causes than any other celebrity (he currently holds the world record). He is, by far, one of the most talented and unique music artists, and an inspiration to millions. Most importantly, he is a child of God who loves him as he loves all of us, and only He can judge us. We are just supposed to love each other.

On that note, I think I vented enough for tonight, especially considering I have to go to bed soon so that I can go to work in the morning. It should be a shortened week; we have Thursday and Friday off for the holiday.