Having A Baby Or Having A Cat, The Debate Rages On

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Having a baby will change your life forever. It could either go both ways – joy and contentment or a horrifying realization that you have lost your life and freedom to a little goblin. Some people avoid having babies like the plague and decide on having a pet like a cat or something instead.

Raising a child takes years of dedication and countless sleepless nights. It also involves a lot of responsibility and worry. Worry if your baby gets sick, finding money to pay two or three times your normal household bills, and lots of overhead expenses.

Having a cat versus having a baby for example will allow you to continue living life as you know it. You can go on vacations without taking your pet with you as opposed to having a baby with you on your grand vacation. Yes, children are nice to have but so are vacations and time to yourself.

Mathew Inman, a funny and sarcastic cartoonist has depicted life of human parenting versus having a cat. Inman is the satirist of a successful cartoon series called Oatmeal. In the images below, he shows us how the difference between these two choice, of having a baby over owning a pet cat.

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You may not agree with his interpretations but you will at least enjoy the satire and sarcasm in the cartoons. After seeing these cartoons, would you still want to have a child?

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