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"15 months as a parent and I still keep asking every person that I meet.. why do people have kids? A burning desire to have that question answered became my new mission. This nagging question was creating havoc in my life "mom, why do people have kids?"

My mother dropped what she was doing and stared at me. I am sure she was trying to check my breath to see if I had been drinking. She smiled and then realized I was serious. I could see her thinking.

"I don't know baby."

"why did you have kids?" Without thinking the answer came ..."I was young and I didn't know anything else, you know I had just completed high school".

June 5, 2009 - 2:21pm


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