now that i have a kid…


Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Ford Knew!Report

  2. Avatar Roque Nuevo says:

    Hey, ED Kain, Thanks for the shout-out! I appreciate it a lot. (Yes, I do live in Mexico. Come down here anytime and you’ve got the nation’s number one guide at your service for free. I can guide tours on any topic you desire, from the literary/arts scene, to history and culture, to the immigration and drug war “problems” from the other side of the fence, to tequila drinking, etc. I’ve even done tours on irrigation systems.)

    Today, I’m healthy. Tomorrow, who knows?

    I know what you mean about how your kids put the fear into you. In your case, it’s just the beginning. Sorry to have to break it to you like this. For example, one of my daughters is pregnant with her first child. Now I have to worry about her, plus the glob of cells in her belly that she calls her child, plus my son-in-law. Having kids is exponential worry. It’s no joke, either. I’m writing this in the hope that someone will read it and decide that they’re not up to it and decline to reproduce.

    For what it’s worth, I remember the first swine flu scare so this just seems kinda silly to me by now. Would Marx’s tragedy/farce dictum fit here?Report

  3. Avatar Dave says:

    My son just got through a nasty bout of pneumonia which required surgery to clear a bunch of nasty thick fluid around his right lung (which basically collapsed it).

    He’s recovering very well but with the swine flu scare, we are going to have to keep him out of school for the rest of the school year and he won’t be going back to daycare anytime soon (even if it’s only next door and the woman does a wonderful job keeping sick kids from staying there).Report