Like Caddyshack, Except With Children



Parents: you might not have time to read this really long, excellent article on raising kids (All Joy and No Fun: Why Parents Hate Parenting) because you are probably busy carting your kids to soccer or to the doctor, or changing over winter clothes or a dirty diaper, or washing out bottles or dirty ears, and so I will summarize the thesis for you: you might not be happy about raising children until you are on your death-bed, but until then it's up in the air . . . and this reminds me of what Carl the Groundskeeper reveals about his golf match with the Dalai Lama in Caddyshack . . . the Lama attempts to "stiff him" on their bet but Carl stands up to him and demands some kind of reward for his victory: "Hey Lama . . . how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know and he says, 'Oh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your death bed, you will receive total consciousness,' so I got that going for me, which is nice," so-- all you parents out there-- we've got that going for us, which is nice.

13 comments:

zman said...

This is actually very encouraging as I feel like I'm about to die, so maybe I'll soon receive something positive from this whole parenting thing.

Dave said...

"soon" being at the end of your time on earth?

Al DePantsdowno said...

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. ~Socrates

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Danimal said...

i'm w z. with 2 under 3 1/2 and another on the way, my weekends revolve around thinking of what the next 18 years are going to be like. love the fam, but could not pay me any amount of money to do what my wife does.

zman said...

D'mal, you should ask for a box of rubbers for Christmas.

Dave said...

it's ironic to ask for prophylactics on a holiday that celebrates the birth of someone conceived without intercourse.

rob said...

unless zman wants danimal to have galoshes, in which case it's completely unironic.

Danimal said...

was about to say it doesn't rain much down here

Igor said...

The three wise men: Ramses, Magnum, and Trojan Man.

Dave said...

name the tune from the lyric:

three wise men pondered this question . . . viagra or levitra for the better erection?

zman said...

Paul Revere?

That is indeed a fantastic comment. And I say that even though I came here prepared to be underwhelmed.

Dave said...

thanks! i rarely deliver what i promise . . .

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