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0 or 1 babies
I was chatting with my French co-worker today while we ate lunch. We were talking about how I enjoy travel, and I was fortunate during my many weeks being sent to Boston that at least I didn't have kids to deal with.

"Yes," he said in his thick french accent, "once you have kids you cannot travel until zey arrre.... twenty."

I laughed. "But I figure with just one kid, when they're small, you can just carry them around with you everywhere. Get one of those slings to put it in - it shouldn't impede your lifestyle too much - have baby, will travel."

"Yes, zat is true, and you can just take the carrier into restaurants, because zey will sleep all ze time. But once you 'ave one, you may find yourself wanting two!"

"No, I expect we will either have zero or one child."

You have to picture a tall skinny frenchman who always speaks cheerfully and enthusiastically. He jabbed his finger at me excitedly. "Ahhh, but zere is a verrry larrrge differrrence between one and zero, no? Much much more zen even between one and three!"


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djinnthespazz From: djinnthespazz Date: August 10th, 2012 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)
jebra From: jebra Date: August 10th, 2012 03:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Also worth noting:
"Going from two children to three is harder than going from one to two because you have to switch from man-to-man to a zone defense."

-- R. J. "Bob" Beiting

From: nicegeek Date: August 10th, 2012 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Ahhh, but zere is a verrry larrrge differrrence between one and zero, no?

Indeed. Just ask any programmer.
netmouse From: netmouse Date: August 10th, 2012 05:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Indeed, wearable carriers are a boon while traveling. You don't have to wait for a stroller that was gate-checked, you can carry a sleeping kiddo on or off a plane and through an airport, and you have your hands free to deal with luggage, buy food and drinks, etc.

I can even go to the bathroom with Rosie in the Ergo carrier in front of me - it has this nice wide waistband I can hitch up to let me pull my pants down and sit. May sound gross to those without kids, but once you have one you're used to having them in the bathroom with you anyway, and this way there's no risk that they'll open the door or crawl under the partition and run off.

Rosie's an old hand at travel at this point. Our budget and time and energy are the limit on our travel at this age - she's not stopping us.
ms_hecubus From: ms_hecubus Date: August 10th, 2012 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Truer words were never spoken.
nishar From: nishar Date: August 10th, 2012 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
And onnce your kid(s) get older... you can put them on a leash. I seen that the other day at the mall.
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