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Fuzzy Future

Is there anything more frightening than A) Ebola Virus? B) Radical Islamic Terrorists and their favorite pastime, beheading C)Vacationing in Ferguson, Missouri D)Midterm elections

Hang on. I’m weighing in on the contenders.

Recently I attended a baby shower and as the mother-to-be held up a pair of cozy little pajamas and a snuggly blanket, I had an overwhelming desire to put them on myself and wrap up securely. But since I look terrible in fuzzy fleece and giraffes, I constrained myself.

It’s a scary world out there. So who would ever want to subject an innocent little baby to it? Babies are born every day, or at least every week. They’re a dime a dozen, depending on your insurance. At the risk of sounding smarter than I am, let me just say that babies don’t apply to the existing economic equilibrium of Supply and Demand. I’m pretty sure, however, the principle of Cause and Effect would pertain, if you get my meaning.

Anyhoo, as I was saying, or trying to say before I distracted myself, this world is a terrible place to raise a baby! So why the heck would anyone want one? Well… think about something super awesome, like a high tech apparatus, and compare it to a baby. Component for component a baby far outranks any of them. A baby’s wiring, adaptability, and potential are superior to any device and that’s just the beginning of the baby phenomenon.

But what about the poop, vomit and night-stealing factor, you say? Drawbacks, to be sure. And dollar for dollar, the cost of a baby over its lifetime is a great deal higher than any top-notch gadget. But the price is well deserved. A baby completes your life, and not just temporarily. Besides the fact that a baby is truly one of the most amazing things on the planet, there’s more.

Babies are the hope of the future; and hope for the future is what the world needs most. This terrifying world can be a better place because of fuzzy fleece pajamas and warm blankets. And because of people who value life. No matter how small.