Monday, July 2, 2012

gee I think you're swell

People get mad that moms are treated like they add no value to our society.  Some idiot will say that for a woman to get an education and then stay at home with her kids is selfish, and a drain on society, and then a bunch of thin-skinned moms will start sharpening their pitchforks.  This is a silly fight that doesn't need to happen.  We're just not communicating effectively.  Listen:  if you ask people what the most important jobs in a healthy society are, they will probably include in their answers things like teachers, police, and firemen.  Especially teachers.  Right?  Then you might think, "But . . . the NBA . . . Wall Street . . . Hollywood?"  Think on that a spell, and then comprehension will dawn on you, and you will say, "So, people who are valuable make little money, and people who are not valuable make ungodly amounts of money."  Income is inversely correlated with value, dummies.  Ergo, moms--parents in general--are the MOST valuable!  That's why we get paid nothing and treated like we are stupid.  I have solved the problem! You're welcome.  Don't you feel regretful that we've wasted so much time on needless fighting?  It was mostly your fault. 

In the saga of The Air Conditioning Decision, we are currently in the camp of Get Air Conditioning.  I just want you to know in case you are updating your Twitter feed or Facebook status about the ups and downs and ins and outs of our air conditioning experience.  Here at Baba Capra we believe in honesty and transparency.

Now Rita is going to have to go to the vet for a goiter that she's developed.  I tell you, that June grass/foxtail/whatever is costing us a lot of money.  But I got over a gallon of milk today, so it's not all bad goat news.  Also milking is going very well.  Also my camembert is almost ready.  I think another week will do it, and then we'll see if I die of a Listeria infection.  Hope not! 


beckster said...

Glad you worked that out. People who equate money with happiness and value are delusional. Money just buys stuff. Beyond enough money to buy adequate food, housing, and healthcare, money just buys stuff.

"One is happy once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience." George Sand

Barring tragedy, I find that those who contribute the most to society are the happiest people I know, not the richest. Certainly good parents are at the top of that list.

All8 said...

Whew, now I know that at least I have more value to society than say, the Kardashians. (sp?) (Oh how they make me {{shudder}}.)

Hope everything works out with Rita. Can't wait to hear about your cheese.

Tori said...

You're forgetting the part where if you don't work you are setting a bad example for your children, because the thing of paramount importance on Earth is earning a paycheck.