I have definite opinions about this piece in Salon. Can you wait to read them? I didn’t think so. But you have to ’cause I haven’t got time right now to go into it. But amuse yourself with this article in the meantime. It’s quite good.
Like marriage only more so, having children is an irrational act, a total leap of faith for all who attempt it. If you worked up a cost-benefit analysis of childbearing and -rearing, the cost side would be filled with real sacrifices — financial, physical, emotional — and the benefit side would feature things like “When my baby smiles at me, I go all gooey inside.” So if you don’t have that deep-down urge to have kids, if you’re not prone to melt for the smile, you should probably skip it.