i'm sending a late father's day gift to my brother. he's a fabulous dad. he and little d__ (not so little and entering high school next year) are great together. they play. they have talks. she's so much a part of him that *his* friends, when she's around, call her "security". she gets protective of her dad. if he's playing dominos and someone else talks about her dad's skills, they're likely to get a bop on the head. she can back it up, too: all of 14 and closing in on five foot ten (i tell you, i'm a freak of nature. height runs in my family, but runs away from me). she'll yell: "leave my dad alone!". and of course b__ will sit back and smile with pride at his little big girl. my other brothers are dads, too. but they're no good at it. hey, just coz their blood relatives doesn't mean that i can't see the truth.
there was an article talking about the 'fact' that there's an imagined glass ceiling for women and that they'd get just as far as men if they were more willing to "sacrifice". well, what does it say about these "men" that they'll sacrifice time with their family for an SUV or a bonus at work to buy more stuff they don't need? i love the idea of househusbands. men have a lot to give to kids, if they're willing.
i've been considering all the different reasons and ways people become parents. it's just a flashing thought, but would being bored with oneself count as a valid reason? i could have a kid and teach it to go out and kick ass and learn all the languages i wanted to but feel to old to concquer at this point. there is something about this generational thing. eric wouldn't be against it. i think that as the kid gets older, eric would have more to give. but initially it would be all me. he hasn't got much experience with kids. i can change a diaper and make a kid laugh while doing it. i got my nephew to repeat "you're FOUL!" as i changed his diaper. i don't think he got that i was talking about him. he is only one and a half. tee, hee. no. in the end, i suppose it would be torturing a kid to have one as i live now, eh? *shrug* just a passing thought.