co-parenting vs. marriage…

yesterday afternoon i left my new east coast home base to head to the town that birthed elrock, both the blogging moniker and the real live person, to witness two of the homies uniting to become one in the eyes of god and uncle sam…

in between sexual advances from the flight attendant on the way down, i couldn’t help but be reminded of a series of conversations i’ve been involved in recently discussing various life arrangements designed to sidestep the finality of the ever so unpopular “til death do you partedness”…one of the options i found the most intriguing was this idea of co-parenting…oddly, this title wasn’t even my idea as i am a lot

fonder of the practice procreation sessions vs. the ones that add parenting to your list of life responsibilities…but being against real commitment the open-minded person that i am, i decided to at least give it a listen…

for those who, like me, were unfamiliar with the concept of co-parenting it’s like when sprite and kia got together to make the nba slam dunk contest…once the contest was “conceived” one parent went back to inspiring drake while the other continued serving as the official car of a league that has not one kia owner in it…i digress…

given my dedication to thoroughly examining any way to never have another roommate, i had to at least peak under the hood of such an arrangement to tease out the merits…in an effort to seem more professional in the weeks leading up to my employment i’ve decided to utilize this über professional pro/con format to evaluate the new deal…

pro – much more entertaining child naming options…like el and zoe saldana-rock present the fallopian channel championship…

con – having a child that will never be able to play a sport with last names prominently displayed on a short sleeved jersey…

pro – having a kid and an interesting story is a great way to meet more potential co parents…

con – having a child without both parents readily available makes it more likely that the co-parents will become co grandparents before their little swimming champion sees their name written across the front…and back… of a diploma…

con – an interesting pearly gates conversation with peter as he points out the differences between what his boss had in mind and what you actually did regarding your vow less life arrangements…

pro – possibly being able to avoid the line to get into heaven altogether…

pro – never needing to have that “mommy and daddy hate you and that’s why they’re getting a divorce” conversation…

con – having the kids with married homosexual parents making fun of your child at school…

pro – knowing that the whole “go ask your mother/father” tactic will probably gain you a week to dodge any tough request…

con – ummmm

well…would you look at that…seems like the pros have it…that is unless there is anyone in ubf land willing to even this up…

elrock…open minded child rearing is faaantastic….

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2 Responses to co-parenting vs. marriage…

  1. Ummmmm…con: one co-parent catching feelings and forgetting about said arrangement, leading to 18 years of dramatic child support orders, visitation schedules and baby mama/daddy style drama. I can’t believe your forgot this con!

  2. you’re right…no more blogging for me for at least 2 days while i sit back and reflect on the gravity of such a miss…

    class, ms joyner is 100% correct…baby mama/daddy drama is the king of the cons…

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