I was telling my son about a woman in Arkansas who’s about to give birth to her 17th child. Her oldest is 19.
“Doesn’t that hurt?” the boy asked.
“I wouldn’t know,” I said, “but it can’t hurt that much if you’re willing to do it 17 times. It can’t hurt as much as, say, a kick in the groin, because after I took one kick in the groin, I wouldn’t sign up to take 16 more.”
“The pain goes away, you know.”
“Are you suggesting that I would be willing to take 17 kicks in the groin?”
“Over a 19-year period, yeah.”
“Agree to disagree.”