Monday, May 10, 2010

License to birth

I think a lot of people agree there should be some sort of licensing involved with having children. Like driving a car, it should probably involve a minimum age, some education and a test.

May I suggest, after finding out 2009's most popular baby names, that this be the first question on the written test: Do you plan to name your child after a Twilight character? If the answer is yes, you are automatically disqualified and not required to move on to the supervised diapering and burping portion of the examination. (You're supposed to become a fan of children's books after giving birth, not before.)

Then again, my doctor friend had a patient who wanted to name her newborn Chlamydia, because she thought it sounded pretty... when she was told she HAD IT. I suppose we have bigger things to worry about than the befuddling success of a poorly written YA series, in terms of the progression of humanity.

3 comments:

Abby said...

Hilarious...but a bit of clarification. It was Chlamydia, not Gonorrhea (has a much nicer ring to it).

Amy said...

HAHA - oops. I'll have to make that edit...

cristin said...

My best friend thinks that there should be such a thing as a Lawyer Activated Baby Lever, which can only be pulled by a lawyer after the couple passes several intelligence tests.

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