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Some Less Obvious Reasons I Love Having Kids

Posted Jan 15 2009 7:56pm

I don’t watch the news. I blame my lack of current event knowledge on my children’s domination of the TV during news times. News times are before school, breakfast and dinner and everyone knows those are the witching hours. However, this isn’t really true. I actually HATE watching the news and really never did watch it. I prefer a quick summary via my cover-to-cover newspaper-reading father-in-law. I feel I get a quick fix every so often by flipping to CNN for about 20 minutes a week. I will OCCASIONALLY get on a news website. I AM curious as to who is leading the elections right now. I truly don’t know. Since I am usually the one blamed for things around our house, it is nice to be able to fault the children for this. Placing this blame on them has made me realize that there are several less obvious bonuses for keeping these little snot-on-their-shirt-sleeves, fruit-snack eating buggers around.

  1. Kid cereal.

  2. I can watch cartoons whenever I want… and I actually enjoy cartoons.

  3. I have cookies in the pantry at all times.

  4. I get to stay home during the day for the time being.

  5. I always have a willing party when I suggest Dairy Queen.

  6. I HAVE to take them tobagganing…and I like tobogganing.

  7. Blog material.

  8. I am always smarter than someone in the house… even if they think they know everything.

  9. Reason to go to Disney/Six Flags/Insert Theme Park of Choice

  10. Someone always loves to hear me sing.

  11. Keeping up with them keeps me relatively active.

  12. I always have a legitimate excuse for being unshowered.

  13. I can order my salad at McDonald’s, but still get a fry fix when I steal them from the boys’ Happy Meals.

  14. A built-in excuse for getting out of something, for running late, and for an un-kept house


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