Saturday, August 14, 2010
The hardest thing about having kids according to Louis C.K.
Sadly, I don't think many people are watching Louis C.K.'s new show "Louie." It's a bit dark a bit cerebral and a bit scattered. I watched the first episode thinking, WTF? This isn't that great, but John and I kept watching and I've found that I am enjoying it more and more with every new episode.
Anyway, the last episode began with Louis' stand-up and it went a little something like this:
"The hardest thing about having kids is just the days that you spend with them. That's really the hardest part. It's every day. It's getting up at 6 o'clock in the morning. First of all, I have to get them dressed. If that's the only thing I get done, I'll be okay, 'cause if I show up with two naked kids, I'll go to jail."
Sounds a bit bleak, right? But then he says this:
"When they're not with me I get depressed. I tend to fall into a spiral of uselessness."
Immediately after wrapping that bit, he drops the kids off at his ex-wife's place and goes on a serious pizza and ice cream bender.
Anyway, this resonated with me because I think I get it. Once you have kids - there's part of you that's like... ohmygod. I have to deal with this little human being now every single day, on top of dealing with myself. And I'm sure it's incredibly frustrating at times... but at the same time, you're so in love with the little bugger that the thought of not having them to 'deal with' is pretty devastating.
Another argument in favor of kidding?