Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Different Sort of Biological Clock

For the last ten years or so, I always assumed that a latent desire to have children would bubble to the surface as I aged. Something about needing someone around to help you feel young or something.

But today, a coworker, her family, and I went out to Pizza Hut (Observing 2-years with our current employer) and the restaurant was also filling up with screechy 8-13 year old girls from the local Middle School (volleyball and soccer teams).

Between events like that, and encounters with other coworkers' children, I think that if I don't knock someone up by the time I'm 35, a vasectomy will seal off this genetic faucet for life.

As another friend once put it: "I love children, but I can never finish a whole one by myself."


ninjaterp said...

And that's why you:
A Get a wife first, someone to share the joy and screechy-ness with.
B Start with babies that are adorable and HOOK you so that even when they're 13 and highly annoying, you still recall when they were adorable and know that there is now light at the end of the tunnel and if you've done your job well, they'll be on there own soon.
C when the wife (see A)has family of her own, you now have 2 sets of grandparents who have also been HOOKed (see B) and you're not having to complete the project on your own.
OK, rant complete.

Anonymous said...

It is truly a great quote