Robin and I are finally trying for a baby. It's been a while. We did try before when my dad was sick but it didn't work. Those little swimmers just didn't swim. But now it's time again. And if I remember correctly from biology class, we're gonna need some more little swimmers. I keep encouraging Robin that the more sex we have, the more ready my uterus will be to take on a baby. It's worth a try, considering I still have the libido of a teenage boy. Anyhow, we knew it was time to have our own children. So Strap This On:
The Top Reasons Why You Know You Need to Have Your Own Children
10 ) You buy the children's cereal for the prizes. My favorite cereal is Peanut Butter Crunch. My favorite toys are the ones that roll on the hard wood floor so the cats can chase them.
9 ) You order books in your partner's name as if that is the child. I especially like the 'you are six today' note we got in the mail for me.
8 ) You decorate your guest room with your childhood memorabilia. The bookshelf has all the children's books already. The room goes with the bathroom that has the bath toys and children's bubble bath. I like the bubble gum scent.
7 ) You buy every Disney movies on first run so they don't go into the vault before your child is born. We're revisiting Monsters, Inc. now.
6 ) The neighborhood children come over to see if you want to come out and play. My favorite thing to do is play basketball with the young man a few doors down. His basketball hoop is adjustable. This is the only time in my life I can actually dunk.
5 ) You watch Dora the Explorer and Veggie Tales so you can keep up with the times. This way you'll be cool when your children are born.
4 ) You have parenting arguments and the children aren't even born yet. I think it's fine if they want to dye their hair purple.
3 ) You buy two parenting magazines that stay in your bathroom for 3 years as you study them page by page.
2 ) You buy pre-natal vitamins and put them on the shelf of the medicine cabinet for when it's time to get pregnant... just in case.
1 ) You write an entire article on why you're ready to have children. Get the turkey baster, baby, it's time!
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