If you could choose the sex and physical appearance of your soon-to-be-born child, would you do it?
Absolutely not. I mean, it would be nice to know the kid’s gender before he or she is born. And apparently they have newfangled medical equipment that makes it possible to see these things at certain stages of pregnancy. But I wouldn’t want to play God with my child’s chromosomes. Or whatever it is that makes them male or female and adorable or homely. Let’s just say I’d love that kid no matter what he or she looked like. Unless it looked like a clown. Then I would probably have nightmares. Great, now I’m gonna have nightmares about a newborn clown that’s trying to kill me in my sleep. Also, I may have just had a great idea for a screenplay. Potential titles: Baby Clown Attack, No Laughing Matter, or Don’t Send In the Clowns.
Would you want to make those choices prior to your child being born? Let me know in the comments. Also, vote for which clown related movie you’d let someone drag you to the theater to see.
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.