The impression I get leafing through an issue of South Florida Parenting
is that we as
a species simply can't survive without modern medicine, modern education,
child self-esteem therapy and family counselling. It's just amazing that
we made it for the six thousand or so years of civilization without
such services. Just to get pregnent seems to require a team of specialized
doctors to help move the sperm to the egg to ensure proper fertilization and
yet again, modern medicine comes to the rescue when when it pops out and the
head needs reshaping.
Can't have a kid with an odd Charlie Brown shaped head, now can we?
Think of the poor self-esteem the kid will suffer through as it heads its
way through our wonderfully modern
education system …
And it's also the poor parent that can't afford to send Tylor or Madison
to a cheerleading or computer camp for the summer. Or the ever popular
Adventure Camp where kids compete in inane competitions and every night the
least popular kid is voted out to spend the rest of the summer in time
But perhaps most disturbing were the ads for pregnancy fetish photos, where
you and your mate can pose for artistic maternity portraiture up util the
time of delivery (where the mother-to-be probably wants to pull the lower
lip of her mate up over his head for putting her through this).
“That's not pregnancy fetish photos,” said Spring, looking at one of the ads.
“Okay,” I said, flipping through the magazine some more. “What about
this one?” The nude couple standing in a large body of natural
water, the male, lovingly adoring the female's swollen belly. “You can't
say that that isn't a pregnancy fetish photo?”
“Now you're just being silly,” she said.
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