Serial Kid Producer Reveals Top 10 Reasons Not to Have Kids

Oh, my, this is hilarious, and completely, and my sleep-deprived mind had to share this. And with that, a bid you good night. If my children decide I am worthy of sleep…

Barb Taub

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.

imgresI was lying awake last night, trying to memorize the feeling of everything being right with my family. We’re all healthy, happy, and remarkably satisfied with where we are in life at this exact moment. Even Child #4 has just taken her last ever Uni final, and pronounced herself ready to go off the family payroll.

A friend asked if I ever regretted having so many kids, or the time/money/everything that it took to raise them. She said her book club (having dispensed with the required 8.5 minutes of book-related discussion) were all talking about the reasons their grown children were not producing grandchildren.

That reminded me of this blast-from-the-past I wrote a few years ago.

Top 10 reasons not to have kids

There are actually LOTS of reasons not to have kids. As a serial kid-producer, I offer a revised list:

10. Vermin =…

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4 thoughts on “Serial Kid Producer Reveals Top 10 Reasons Not to Have Kids

  1. So glad you liked the post. So hoping you get some sleep! And so nice to meet another writer from the Pacific Northwest (Seattle here). What is your genre?


    1. Oh, wonderful, I didn’t even realize when I found your blog that you’re from the Pacific Northwest (Portland here), too! For genre, I tend to prefer the supernatural, so I’d say, depending on the piece I’m working on, urban fantasy (my just started project), supernatural psychological-thriller (my current almost-finished project), and just writing really anything that strikes my fancy. I suppose, I am very into magical realism, as well. What’s your genre?

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      1. Oooh, thank you, I’m going to check that website out. And, oh, my, yes yes yes, regarding beta readers! I’m just finishing up the final version of my first novel, and my poor beta-readers are probably sick and tired of it! 🙂

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