Monday, November 15, 2010

30 Day meme thingy continues at random

Day 28 → What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?

“W00t! Look at that swollen belly. I’m a man! That’s proof that I’m getting laid! And as for you, preggo, feck off. And when you’re in labor screaming your head off about all the pain you’re in, just remember that I wanted to do anal but you said no ‘cause it would hurt too much. Joke’s on you. That god sure has one wacky sense of humor, ne?”

Seriously, I have no desire to have children, but since this hypothetical woman will either be having the baby or the abortion, I would put her needs first. In the abortion debate I‘m pro-death, so that would be my preferred route (I’d pay for the whole thing since she would have to undergo the actual procedure). If she wanted to give the baby up for adoption, I’d stick with her and support her in every way. If she decided to keep the baby, I would let her decide how much involvement would be wanted from me as long as the arrangement puts the baby's needs first. The only thing I would really insist upon is that, in the event she wants to raise the child herself, she keep my contact info for the future since it’s good to know your birth parents in case of medical issues (especially with my health problems).

The one thing I would not do is get married. I’ve always believed a child can have a better home life with two happy separate parents than with two miserable ones. Or at least if you’re stuck with two separate miserable parents, you can at least be shuffled between them so everyone gets a break.

Note - all of this assumes the woman at least attempts to be a decent parent and is not a lunatic whack-job fundie. In that case, I'd feel obligated to get as much custody as legally possible. Otherwise, I think just about anybody who wants to be a parent would probably do a better job than me.


Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I'm soooo dropping off my three holy terrors for a fun weekend with Uncle Grant! Woo hoo! Party! ;)

Maundering mutterer said...

Hmmm.I have to agree that marriage is a rotten idea - even if you really like the other person - perhaps especially if you really like them.

I don't really want to think about being pregnant, but I suppose that what would happen would be that I'd end up having a baby and getting egyptian sickness (turning into a mummy). Incidentally, you opened with my boyfriend's favorite joke :)

Avitable said...

Man, now I totally want you to have a kid with a whackjob so you have to adopt them completely and this could be like a feel-good movie.

Kira said...

She won't be a lunatic wack-job fundie. If she presented herself that way from the beginning, you'd leave her alone. If she didn't, then you have to get married to her to show that side. And you said no marriage. I don't think that one would happen ;)

SJ said...

Good call on that marriage thing.

Grant said...

Coal Miner's Granddaughter - I'll teach them how to swim. It's easy once they claw their way out of the burlap bag.

Maundering mutterer - I'm not completely against marriage, I just think that doing it because you think a child should have both parents living at the same address is a bad reason for it.

Avitable - especially with the happy double murder / suicide ending.

Kira - maybe if she was a Japanese woman who converted after the pregnancy because she thought it was the American thing to do.

SJ - marriage should be reserved for people who love each other for who they are, or as a punishment for scofflaws.