Aside from feeling really crappy lately, I have another, terminal disease.
Baby fever. I don’t know that this actually causes death, but in my case it may lead up to death.
I’ve been compiling a list of things I can do right now, that will disappear once we have kiddos, and things about pregnancy/babies that should be “off-putting” so to speak.
So, when I have a baby…
- I won’t be able to go to the bathroom by myself.
- I probably won’t have enough time to spend an hour (or more), just brushing the G-dog.
- I’ll have to make real food. All the time. Babies probably shouldn’t eat like I do.
- we’ll have less date nights. I mean… we probably have 5 dates a week. lol.
- we’ll have less movie nights.
- Also, less money… since apparently little babies cost lots of money!
- I’ll have to go to the hospital. Meh… not really on my top list of things I enjoy doing.
- … I also hear breastfeeding can be painful.
- there will be less quality napping in this place.
I know some people list things like “it won’t be easy to travel” and ya know what I have to say to that? Any one who wants a baby should get a dog first. Dogs are a lot of responsibility. Obviously not the same, and obviously lower on the need scale, but seriously. We have two dogs. We can’t go away on the weekend with out paying mucho bucks to have some one watch them. We have to buy dog food and spend hours walking, potty-breaking and brushing. For some one who’s never had a significant amount of responsibility over another creatures’ life, I think the step from nothing to baby would seem impossible. I dunno, it’s just a suggestion. But I think it would give people some experience in what it means to really have to care about something. It’s a long shot from caring for a baby, but maybe a good “middle step.” I’ve also grown up around babies, and had dogs my whole life. So I know that you lose sleep, and “me-time” and a myriad of other things, but I also know that it is one of the most rewarding things in the world to care for another human being the way parents care for children.
So, when are we having a baby? Meh… who knows?!