Sunday, April 30, 2006

Miracle

I love how many people consider the birth of a child to be a miracle, particularly those religious ones who subscribe to gender stereotypes. I had a conversation with a male friend on Friday, and he believes that it's a shame that so many women don't want to have families and focus on a career instead. "Because having a child is such a miracle," he said. Okay, hmm. I don't get the miracle aspect of it quite frankly. You have unprotected sex and a sperm fertilizes an egg and there you have it. And then the woman has to push something the size of a watermelon out of a hole the size of a grape (relatively speaking, of course). So explain what part's the miracle exactly?

The miracle would be suddenly given a child without having to go through pregnancy, having them be little princes and princesses during adolescence, and them not needing to take your money. With that said, my cat's more of a miracle. She costs a lot less money and doesn't talk back.

4 comments:

Felda, Jerry Seinfeld's Biggest Fan said...

Yes Tim, it was a JOKE. :) At the same time, it's particularly irritating to hear if it's coming from someone judging a woman for not wanting kids. Got me?

Tim-tambolini said...

Just an update on the so-called miracle and how easy it is...I'm going through a long, drawn out miscarriage at this moment. "Unprotected sex, sperm fertilizing egg, there you have it."? Guess what, it isn't really all that easy!

Felda, Jerry Seinfeld's Biggest Fan said...

I am so sorry to hear about your miscarriage, and I'll send positive vibes your way. For clarification, even though I haven't tried to get pregnant, I know pregnancy is not that easy. I myself have had a girlfriend who went through a very difficult miscarriage, and she and her fiancee have had a hard time getting pregnant.

So I just want you to understand that it's a joke, it's annoying when I get judged for my own life choices, and it also comes down to how you define "miracle" too. Remember, (on a more lighthearted note), this is a blog about nothing, mirroring Seinfeld's humor. He makes a joke about suicide, but I doubt he doesn't have empathy for those who are suicidal. :)

Wishing you well,

Tim-tambolini said...

Thank you for your kind words. I think I was lashing out a bit before and I apologize. I'm a huge Seinfeld fan so I understand the humour. I'm just a little down at the moment, but will bounce back soon.