I'm interested in the comments, and would like to share this jewel from one Mrs. Krishna Desiraju, from Hyderabad:
What else can happen in a society where women marry and breed, not because they want to be wives and mothers, but just for social acceptance and credibility? They neglect their children in putting their own needs first.Children dont want to eat out, its their lazy mothers, who wont cook at home.The young Indian woman is the foremost pestilence.
Whoa. As one of these foremost pestilences that she talks about, I object strenuously. I suggest to her that pestilences, by their very nature, are programmed to breed, and that anyone who doesn't is really doing her a favour.
And all those people who are going on in the most predictable way with what they imagine is sarcasm, about these terrible bloggers who have never been children and have emerged fully formed straight from the uterus (sic)* have obviously never had kids. Show me one parent who didn't, at least a few times, want to smack their kid or scream in frustration or get away for a quiet meal.
Oh, wait. They do. They do smack their kids, because that is all right, whereas a solution where people can get a few child-free hours is not.
*just like some kinds of poetry.