Tuesday, November 2, 2010
When he turned fifty, his wife was 45 and their children were grown. "Why don't we have another baby?" his wife asked him. "Wouldn't it be nice to be able to raise another child?"
Now Jack was a boater. He told us that he owned a boat, not a large one, but large enough. So in answer to his wife he said, "OK. Let's give the idea 24 hours to percolate. After that we'll talk about this again. But if we decide to have a baby, I want to move onto the boat with the child and stay out on the water for 18 years. Then he or she will never have to deal with peer pressure, just parent pressure."
"We didn't have another baby!" he told us.