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Oil spills. Republican idiots screaming about derailing Kagan, preachers pestorking rentboys … we need kittens on a sliding board:


This reminds me of my sister for some reason, who just had her fourth child last month. For those of you keeping score, that makes five kids under 6 years of age.

She is like a hunted animal.


Her eyes are terrifying sometimes. Haunted. She told me she is afraid to leave the two-year-old with the infant because she is afraid the two-year-old is going to bite the newborn. So she has my other sister come down to the house to watch them while she goes over and takes a shower.

When I asked her why she went all the way over to my other sister’s place to shower when she could just have the other sister watch the kids while she showered at her own house, she looked at me like I was crazy and said “It is quiet there.”

I don’t see what all the fuss is about. They seem charming and winsome when I come visit with comic books and toys. Cuddly, even.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: My sister had 3 under 6 … it nearly did her in. I took care of them once for 4 days … it nearly did me in.

@blogenfreude: @Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: I had a professor in library school who got her MLS and PhD while she had five boys under the ago of six, including a set of triplets. She did not want to hear any whiny excuses about why you couldn’t turn a paper in on time.

The ten years that separate Nojo from NojoBro are there for good reason.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: I understand your sister’s fear. I think children will bite me, too. Then they will say appalling things to me and make me cry. This is why I avoid them whenever possible.

@Mistress Cynica: Five boys under the age of six–dear God! She must have developed some brilliant stratagems for keeping her sanity. Reminds me of an account I read long ago of a poor Chicago widow with nine children who used to take all nine to the park on Sundays and instruct them to sit in a ring around her and protect her while she slept.

as i’ve noted before, no stinquer has more than 2 children, most one, or none. co-incidence? i think not.

cynica, my baby daddy, affectionately known as “the donor” married a woman who had 3 babies while in med school. she has crazy eyes.

@lynnlightfoot: She was Comanche. I could see why they were known as the bad-asses of the plains.

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