By Mamamia ROGUE
So having a kid is ridiculously rewarding and fills you with a kind of love that you’ve never known and it’s just so awesome and it changes your priorities for the better and blah blah blah love love love.
Yes – understood. ALL THE LOVE ETC. What we don’t often hear about though, are the practical benefits that come from having a mini-human.
Benefits that, if we’re being totally honest, single people don’t even come CLOSE to receiving. IT’S JUST NOT FAIR. Having a kid gives you exclusive access to so much awesomeness – it’s almost enough to make you want to procreate. Almost.
1. You don’t have a good enough excuse to get out of stuff
You can pretty much use a kid to get out of EVERYTHING, including, but not limited to:
Crappy social situations: “Oh, I so wish I could be there! If only I didn’t have this darn kid to look after… Next time!”
Awkward conversations: “Oh my gosh! That’s so annoying about your boyfriend’s sister’s cousin’s bitchy mum, but I just got a txt saying my kid’s sick! Gotta go!”
Staying back late at work: “I hope you guys don’t stay too late, I’ve got to pick up my kid. Byeeee”