Anyone who says Scott Disick isn't a dedicated dad needs to think again. This week he told Us Weekly, "My son is my world and my daughter is my new world. So, it all combines. It's pretty unbelievable starting another chapter in your life. It's a lot better than not having children." We think it's pretty unbelievable that Scott Disick's a father, too. But that aside -- wow, who knew he felt so strongly about fatherhood?
I'm glad he's so committed despite all those good ol' boys' trips to Las Vegas. I mean, we were kind of getting the opposite impression. And frankly I'm surprised to hear he really thinks fatherhood is better than not having children. I can think of plenty of men (and women!) who would strongly disagree with him there.
I think we're used to hearing that message a lot for women: Your whole life is useless unless you become a mother. We hear it less often for men, but the idea is still probably pretty common for them, too. But really -- is being childless really that awful? Do you NEED kids to complete yourself?
OMG, no. Ask the friends I have who don't have kids. They all seem to be living happy, fulfilling lives without the aid of a child. And for most of them, this is by choice. They decided that for whatever reason parenthood was one life experience they didn't need. So they passed.
And that brings up the old, old question of why people have children anyway. Some of us sincerely want to grow a family and experience parenting -- that was my reason. But some people have a child in order to fill a void in their life, or because they feel like it's what they're supposed to do, or because someone else wants them to, or because it hasn't occurred to them NOT to have kids, or because they're afraid of what will happen if they don't have kids.
And most of the time things work out for those families, too. Except for the families where dad keeps trying to escape to Las Vegas. I'm not thinking of anyone in particular. Heh heh, only teasing, SD! Of course you're not longing for singleton happy days just because you're always jetting off to partyland. Totally NOT. Now whose turn it is to change Penelope's diaper?
Do you agree that life is better if you have kids -- for everyone?