Monday, July 10, 2006

Why we have kids

This weekend I finally learned the real reason we have kids.  Here are some reasons I have heard before:
  • To further the family line.
  • The joy of being a parent.
  • Nurturing young minds to make the world a better place.
  • Living vicariously through your kids, seeing them do things you never could.
These are nice, but not the real reason.  This weekend I was steam cleaning the carpets upstairs and drinking a beer.  My 4 year old son came in to see how I was doing.  As he left I asked if he could do something for me.  When he came back, he had a fresh beer for me.  That's when I realized why we have kids - to bring us beer so we can continue what we're doing, be that cleaning carpets or watching tv.  ;)

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