Thursday, November 06, 2008

And the top of his head smelled delicious


About a month ago, maybe two, J-Dog asked me sort of out of the blue how I know that I want kids. I tried to answer her as best I could. I told her that I love MB so much that it makes me curious to see what kind of kid we can make together (God and nature willing, of course). I told her how I'd always felt comfortable around kids and always just sort of figured I'd have one someday. I don't know if she was satisfied with my answer, and I have to admit it wasn't much above a very lame "I just know."

Tonight I hung out with Macduff after work so that Teacher Incognito could get some grading done. Macduff started getting sleepy and fussy around 7:30, so T.I. fixed him a bottle and he and I retreated to the rocking chair. Before long, he was sound asleep, his multi-megawatt BabyFurnace going full blast. I had brought a scarf-in-progress along for just this eventuality, and so we sat there in the dim living room for quite awhile, me knitting carefully and him sleeping with his soft little head in the crook of my arm.

It reminded me of J-Dog's question, and here's the truth:  sometimes every cell of you just knows.

8 comments:

  1. Completely agree! I was the same - I just knew. I never for a minute considered not having kids. And now I have three.

    re: your title. I surreptitiously sniff all baby heads (except patients). And not all smell delicious. It's quite disturbing to smell a baby's head that hasn't been bathed for a bit.

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  2. and yet if you try to tell people you don't want kids, they tell you that you'll probably change your mind later.

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  3. I was satisfied with your original answer, but your thoughts in this blog serve as further proof for me that I don't want kids... cuz I don't feel that way. This is a good and reassuring thing for me. Although, I do think baby's heads smell good btw

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  4. With that title, I was thinking you were going to write something about how you've become a zombie...

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  5. braaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiins

    *shuffle shuffle shuffle*

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  6. Yeah, and it just gets better from there!

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  7. That's good enough reason for me. I'm the opposite though. I just know I don't want to have them.

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  8. Thats awesome. I mean, awesome for you. Every cell in my body says I do not want kids. . .

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