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5 Ways Kids Help Stay-At-Home Writers

1) They got you into the business. If they hadn't come along, you'd probably be doing something more stressful, more lucrative, and less enjoyable.

2) They require frequent attention. This interrupts bursts of creativity, but it also interrupts glaze-eyed stints and obsessive clicking to see if a new email has showed up in the in-box.

3) They are ergonomically beneficial: They ensure that you stand up and move around at least once every thirty minutes.

4) They provide a neverending source of inspiration.

5) They keep you happy.

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tchernabyelo
Sep. 17th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Kittens have pretty much the same effects.
nancyfulda
Sep. 17th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
Ha!

'Course, the kittens cost less...
tchernabyelo
Sep. 17th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
I thought it might be tactless to point that out...

jongibbs
Sep. 17th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
You forgot #6, 'They provide long term security.'

After all, we plan to go live with them when we're ninety and get our own back, right? :)
bohemianthief
Sep. 18th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
Lol. I don't have kids yet, but you're making a good case for getting some. :P
rcloenen_ruiz
Sep. 18th, 2009 07:57 am (UTC)
I love this post. My youngest is at the age where he will let me sit for a few minutes but goes around saying: Mama is busy. Mama is busy. Mama is busy. It's enough to drive me off the computer and down onto the floor to play with him. Which is what he really wants, of course. And what would a day be like without the walks to the playground? Mine is an outdoor kid. So, there must be outdoor time everyday.
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