45 Reasons to Have a Kid. ASAP

Babble : The world is changing for the better, so procreate. Now.
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2008 2:38 PM CDT
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(Newser) – If you're planning on having a kid at some point then now's the perfect time, advises Babble, which lists 45 reasons to produce a curtain-climber without delay. Here are the top 5:

  1. Halvies: Unlike the old days, fathers are expected to do half the dirty work like changing diapers
  1. Your inner kid: Having a baby is a great excuse to throw on classic kids' shows on DVD, like Sesame Street and Schoolhouse Rock

  1. Not keeping up with the Joneses: Parents are spending more time with their kids and less doing housework
  1. Hand-me-downs: Not just friends and relatives—grab free stuff on Craigslist, Freecycle, and local parenting groups
  1. Historic times: By the time the baby's born, there's a 50/50 chance that a black man will be US president for the first time