5 thoughts on “I’m just going to parrot Rob of Nine”

  1. Wish I could think of somebody that could use one of these! The only person I know of is my Dad and, after over 50 years living without his baby finger, he’s pretty well adapted.

  2. That’s for sure. You have the most interesting friends. I still remember the very useful device Rob of Nine found for cleaning an infant’s nostrils. Wish that had been around when Jenn was a baby, the device available at that time was NOT effective at all. Sadly, it only put a temporary dent in my NOT wanting to have another baby AND Jim is still sticking with NOT A CHANCE IN HELL!!

  3. Or, when Satan Skates to Work. Rob is childless by choice (s/o feels the same way, fortunately for domestic tranquillity) but whenever he sends me something with kids in it, it’s always accompanied by a fervent prayer of thanksgiving that he hasn’t bred.

    I, on the other hand, who enjoyed every aspect of engendering and bringing forth children, except crowning with Keith and the after pangs with Katie, at least until Katie was 12, just look at this attitude and smirk. Yes, there are too many people in the world. But I’m glad I had kids. Yes, personality wise I am probably so self-absorbed and hard assed that I should never have had kids in the first place, but by god having kids is the only thing that forced me to think about other people, day in and day out, for years and years and years. I really think I’m a better person for having had children; that doesn’t work for ev’ybody, but it sho ’nuff worked for me. And I’m glad I did it with Paul. Paul’s the only person who prevented me from changing the locks on Katie when the bad crap was happening. Mind you I kept him off Keith, constantly pleading that he was going to be a late bloomer, and look at him now. Actually I’m blatantly pleased with how they turned out.

  4. Yes, I agree. In the end, all the hard work, did pay off. Now onto Phase III (after Jenn) and I miss Phase I (before Jenny), but after 20 years of Phase II (with Jenny), I’m not at all sure what I really want to do. I asked Jim to comment on the motorcycle video, we’ll see, it’s 3:30 p.m. on a Friday (which means his brain is fried). By the way, I did get my hair done today and it is the best job I’ve ever had that involved colour (I’m very happy). Maybe in a few weeks I can contemplate a pedicure and/or manicure which would make me really, really happy — Jim will say that looks nice, but I can tell by the look on his face he he doesn’t get it on any level.

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