When I was a teen (or even as a pre-teen) I used to torment both my parents with my resolution to never become a mother.  I taunted my own mother with her bad parenting, and vowed I would never inflict the same kind of horror on an innocent being.  Since I was well aware taht each of us is destined to become our parents in turn, this necessitated me never having kids myself, thus breaking the cycle of Evil.  As further proof of parenting at its finest and the doom we all face if the human race (but probably not humanity) is to survive, I submit this.

Upon further consideration, life experience, and the tik-tok of my biological clock, I’m rethinking my earlier vow.