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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

King of the World


I'm king of the world. I've made end tables and people. My wife helped some, but not with the end tables. I must have read a bazillion wasted pixels, written by people nearly old enough to qualify for grandparent status, explaining that they're not ever having any kids because of the need to pay back a quarter-million dollars in school loans, the end result of which is an inability to spell "lose" and a job drawing pictures in foam.

Let's all read another 600 words of Marketwatch twaddle about how much it costs to raise a kid to adulthood. Oh, lets! I like to read that sort of thing and point and laugh at the author and everybody that reads it and doesn't point and laugh. If you put a dollar sign anywhere on a child there's no hope for you. What will they put on your gravestone? Trick question, there will be no one that cares if you're alive or dead to buy one for you, but for the sake of argument, what would it say? That guy/girl sure could watch premium cable.

Speaking of pointing and laughing, go watch the video again. No one points and laughs better than a toddler.

7 comments:

Leslie said...

And not a helmet in sight. Yay.

chasmatic said...

A man who has no children is a poor man. I missed out on the early years of my two sons, one of the few regrets I carry. But, I am making up for that lack now and I have grandchildren. Oh, and a great-granddaughter. My wife brought another twenty grandkids to the family. Wow, I am rich. I sure won't squander the opportunities now.

"You don't miss the water 'til the well runs dry". Amen.

Anonymous said...

Amen!! And so well said. One paragraph to sum up perfectly what I still can't get even decent normal people to understand. People just don't understand that human capital is the most valuable capital on the planet.

Thud said...

I came rather late to parenthood and can only wonder that I put so much value on much of the 'fun'stuff that came before.Trying to be a good Dad is more rewarding than I could ever have imagined.

Anonymous said...

There is a commercial running these days and the young man begins each sentence with "I'm never..." including marrying, baby, suburbs, nother baby. Ultimately ends up with them all and with wife and daughters cuddled up and sleeping all over him. I don't kn
ow what they're advertising but it ends with, "I'm never letting go." never lose hope.

Unknown said...

Someone once said, "Unless you become as one of these..."

BroKen said...

Someone once said, "Unless you become as one of these..."