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December 28th, 2003
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Well, more festivities, now at M's parents. Which is nice, and relaxing, but is leading me rapidly to the conclusion that christmas is, well, rather dull without kids around

Not that having sprogs is a good way to make your life more interesting.

:-)

(M says he's enjoying doing very little, but it must be far more relaxing to do very little in your own home, without feeling that you're on show to various bits of the boyfriends family. Things like just curling up with a book must look rather antisocial, but there isn't really much else to do, and I can't even help out, as I'm a Guest)

For M:
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From:tienelle
Date:December 28th, 2003 03:45 pm (UTC)
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Not that having sprogs is a good way to make your life more interesting.

I disagree. If you want to make your life more interesting, breeding is quite an effective way to go about it.
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From:ewx
Date:December 28th, 2003 03:54 pm (UTC)

Oh, hello, it's you

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"good" and "effective"...?
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From:tienelle
Date:December 28th, 2003 04:06 pm (UTC)

Actually, I'm just pointing and saying "look, that's me, over there"

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Overlap quite a lot. I think that in this case, "effective" is the only meaning of the word which applies. I can't see any drawback to having children, if you want things to be interesting. Of course, they have a curse...
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From:ewx
Date:December 28th, 2003 04:11 pm (UTC)

I never was very good at spotting references

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Personally I think it's quite natural to consider a moral dimension to decisions about having children (for instance, whether you'd be a good parent, whether there are too many/too few people already, etc) and so to interpret "good" in such a context.
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From:edith_the_hutt
Date:December 29th, 2003 04:30 am (UTC)

Mother Always said:

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Madness is hereditary, you catch it from your children.
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From:ewx
Date:December 29th, 2003 04:40 am (UTC)

Re: Mother Always said:

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As indeed is childlessness; if your parents had no children, it's likely that you won't either.
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From:angoel
Date:December 29th, 2003 07:50 am (UTC)
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If you want to make your life more interesting, breeding is quite an effective way to go about it.

When you breed, suddenly all your free time moves looking after the little darlings. Now, if you did nothing with your free time beyond watching TV beforehand, I'll grant you that life is more interesting. If you had hobbies that you found more interesting than watching babies barf, then things become less clear cut.
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From:theinquisitor
Date:December 28th, 2003 05:28 pm (UTC)
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I sincerely hope that bonus apostrophe is destined for the word "parents".

(I've been reading Eats, Shoots and Leaves; I recommend it.)
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From:naath
Date:December 29th, 2003 01:55 pm (UTC)
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It would be better used on boyfriends I think...
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From:atreic
Date:January 3rd, 2004 02:40 am (UTC)
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He has more than one parent, they belong to him. Naath wins...

(I suggest you try to take in your reading material more coherantly...)
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From:theinquisitor
Date:January 3rd, 2004 09:40 am (UTC)
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That said, presumably you were at their house, rather than at the parents themselves?
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