Thursday, November 01, 2007

Sin Prole

According to my super skinny Euro Grauniad (price 3 euros or 3.75 on Sat) - Her Majesty Helen Mirren was put off the idea of having kids because she saw an explicit 'giving birth' film at school.

Apparently 'fear of childbirth' is called ... Tokophobia.

Brave people sometimes ask..."Kaz - why didn't you get around to sprogging?"

So here are 10 reasons why KAZ is 'without issue'?

  1. I'm no good at multi tasking

  2. You can't take them back for a refund.

  3. I'm an only child

  4. I like going to the pub

  5. I saw that film

  6. If I carry 2 things I always drop one.

  7. I need 8 hours sleep

  8. We were the first pill users and had to fight to get it - I got used to it.

  9. The jaaazz fan was too cooool.

  10. I didn't think I was unusual.




Blogger Dave said...

I wouldn't want to give birth, either.

9:09 am  
Blogger Murph said...

Tokophobia just refers to the actual process of giving birth, doesn't it?

I thought a fear and loathing of children themselves was called teaching?

(...only joking Kaz!!!!!!)

9:37 am  
Blogger garfer said...

Poor you.

You could have spent their inheritance on cocaine and sherbert dabs.

10:22 am  
Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

W.C. Feilds as some fine quotes on children, but you cracked me up with you can't carry two things without dropping one...

11:02 am  
Blogger Betty said...

I'm sure all women were put off childbirth by that film. The difference is, some women went on to have children because of selective amnesia, and, worse still - they went on to have more after that! That really is a case of having a terrible memory.

"We were the first pill users and had to fight to get it - I got used to it" - excellent.

1:18 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

Nowadays you have to babysit into your 70s, too.

1:22 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

I would resent anything that cut into my blogging time.

2:09 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Good thing really - but I'm sure scientists will make it possible one day.

Hmmm - I'll have to think about that one ...nope....

For the last 10 years of my career I didn't go near anything 'til it was over 16.

Yes and I could have dibbed the dab into the cocaine - sheer bliss...

I should be renamed W.C. Fallowfield.

I don't like doing anything irreversible - I haven't even had my ears pierced.

Not me - I've got a doctor's note.

Well I know you work - but I'm sure you don't sleep.

2:58 pm  
Blogger Arabella said...

I'm enraged when three pages of my book review are given over to children's books once a month. Imagine having to read the bloody things for years.

6:08 pm  
Blogger tony said...

KAZ! Is That You In The Picture???!!!!!

7:41 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Children's books eh?
And what was wrong with the Beano?

Judging by the kid's expression - I think he knows how I feel.

10:22 am  
Blogger Arabella said...

Snigger. Nothing wrong with the Beano or Dandy. Bunty was a bit weird though.

5:10 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Exactly - the Beano and Dandy were banned in our house - so I had 'Bunty' 'Girl' and 'School Friend'.

Wierd indeed.

6:42 pm  
Blogger I, like the view said...

we only had Look and Learn, that says it all really doesn't it. . .

I don't think my parents really wanted children actually, now I have three of my own I understand why a lot of the time


8:48 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

My parents really wanted a child ....a boy!

I don't believe the comment re your own three.

10:36 am  

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