Posts Tagged ‘Children’

Two Kinds of People

Tom Smith hypothesizes that there are two kinds of people, those who like kids and those who don’t. I’ve noticed the same divide in many nonpolitical contexts. People without children have a very different sensibility and set of priorities. And I agree with his conclusion:

This is a gap so wide I can’t even see across it. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to think a little girl taking care of her baby brother is not cute. I honestly don’t know who these people are.

But I’ll tell you one thing. I don’t want them running our country.


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Happy Birthday, Melanie!

My younger daughter is sixteen today.

Sixteen years ago, the day started in very civilized fashion. She was scheduled to be induced. My wife drove to the hospital as I read a Wall Street Journal editorial criticizing Paul Tsongas for calling Bill Clinton a “pander bear” in the days before the Florida primary. (And people say that the level of political discourse has declined!) The drugs took effect slowly at first. But then all vestiges of civilization disappeared. Melanie was born at 1:06pm after about an hour of what the attending staff called the most savage labor they had ever seen.

And that was the last time she ever gave her parents any trouble.

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Robert Samuelson reminds us that the best thing we could do for our children is reform entitlement programs—something we should have done in the 1970s.

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I Have No Words….

Michelle Malkin: A Dutch couple who adopted a South Korean girl as a baby, when they thought they couldn’t have children, has given her back now that they have two children of their own. Some insightful comments on her thread:

What is this poor child going to think for the rest of her life?

Not to mention the emotional damage they’re doing to their biological children. They’re giving away their sibling and I’m sure they’ll think that it can happen to them to.


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