Random Childfree Thought for the Day

Kids, Dogs, & Diamonds

On days when I’m lucky enough to be able to drive my scooter to/from campus, various random thoughts pop into my head while I’m scooting along Route 2.

Amy's Yamaha Vino. Harbinger of random thoughts.

Amy’s Yamaha Vino. Harbinger of random thoughts.

Yesterday was such a day. For some reason these three things popped into my head: kids, dogs, and diamonds. Why, you ask? I’m not really sure. But I realized they all have something in common.

Connect the Dots

The following is true of all three seemingly random, unconnected nouns: there are a lot of decent ones out there that have already been made and that need good homes. Why make more?

Regarding dogs, if you want one, why not visit your local shelter? If you’re in my neck of the woods, these cuties could use a good home.

And on diamonds, I recently got a “new” wedding ring. I won’t bore you with the long version of the story but my new ring is actually an antique from a cool shop on Royal Street in New Orleans. Why bother mining for a new shiny precious when there are so many previously loved ones out there?

And finally, on the kid front, I’ve never really understood why people insist on procreating when there are so many children who need good homes. What’s that all about? I mean, seriously. Why are we so intent on making new humans when so many of us already exist and so many have basic needs that aren’t being met?


This has been your random childfree thought for the day. 🙂


2 Responses to Random Childfree Thought for the Day

  1. H. Notgrass August 22, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Ditto that. I may not stay child free forever, but if it changes, it will be because I adopt.

  2. kizzbeth August 22, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    I ask this question a whole lot.

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