I feel as though I must share some joyous news with all my fellow Kossacks. The other night my girlfriend informed me that she and I have finally succeeded in getting pregnant, and our first baby is due to arrive sometime in July. It is to early to determine what sex the baby is, because she is only about a month along, but it's an exciting time in our house nonetheless.
On the other hand, I'm quite nervous, and unsure about bringing a new life into the world at this time (wars, economy, etc...), but I'm also extremely optomistic about all of it at the same time...
You see, my child will not have to know first hand, what it is like to live in a country that is being governed by a dim-witted rube, a senile old man, or a lunatic hockey-mom.
The first four years (hopefully the first eight years) of my child's existence will begin in the same time that we begin writing a new chapter of American history. He, or she, will grow in an time where our leader uses insightful thought, intense debate, and calm, careful deliberation.
I will be there to answer questions, and to teach tolerance, acceptence, and love. I will also instill in my child that it is good to be an individual, while still being part of a community. He, or she, will be well informed about the lunatic wingers and their tactics of hate, fear, and division, and if/when, he, or she, decides to get into politics, and political discourse, I will guide him (her) here, to jump into the deep water feet first.
I can't wait til my very own roley-poley, chubby-cheeked, shit-machine gets here.