• Southern Mom
    March 3, 2008

    LOVE the graphs!
    I guess I’m lucky in that Hubs OFFERED to get the snip…of course he has yet to DO it; he’s trying to fit it in between sports seasons (I guess it’ll be after baseball season now!)

    How did it go over with Mr. Flinger?  Do you need me to get Tim to talk to him?

  • March 3, 2008

    I love the “Joy Factors,” and the fact that condom=zero. A-MEN.

  • March 4, 2008

    I must biggify Figure A and print it out [for my excuse-making husband]. At. Once.

  • March 4, 2008

    This is hilarious. Also I have found that babysitting is a pretty damn effective birth control. But I suppose the joy factor would be a big fat 0 because it also promotes abstinence.

  • March 4, 2008

    So, did the rational explanation work for him?

    My husband has offered to get snipped, but I’m the one wanting to wait just a little bit longer, to really make sure we’re done. I may be looking into the IUD, because condoms are no fun.

  • March 4, 2008

    Um, can I borrow those charts?!?  We’ve had some similar conversations over here…

  • March 4, 2008

    I believe this is the most brilliant thing I’ve ever read in my whole life!  My husband would have totally gone for this.  I may steal this idea in 5 years when my IUD’s rent is up.

  • March 4, 2008

    Here’s wishing you luck as my “20 years of pills, 2 pregnancies, and 2 C-Sections seem like my share fair - it’s time you take some of this yoke darling” lecture doesn’t seem to work.

    My next tactic is going to be to to join forces with my neighbor. We’re going to make the two big sissy boys go together and hold hands.

  • March 4, 2008

    I love the graphs, too.  If he doesn’t get snipped, there’s always the option of getting your tubes tied.  It’s an outpatient procedure and most insurance covers it 100%.  I did it and have never (well, maybe once or twice since I started reading blogs) looked back.

    Now, when he does get snipped (because I have no doubt that he will when he sees your excellent graphs), make sure that you do still, y’know, be real careful for a while.  Those suckers hide - you can’t be sure until they’re all flushed out.  {wink}

  • Katie Kat
    March 4, 2008

    Oh girlfriend… mmmm-hmmmm.  You go girl.  RIGHT ON.  You can bet you damn bottom dollar that man’s gettin the “snip snip” option.  What, are you f’ing kidding me?  Here’s the equation as I see it:

    1.  Period every month most of your life
    2.  Hormones raging
    3.  Must endure gynecological exams, etc.
    4.  PPD (need I say more?)
    5.  Miscarriage trauma
    7.  Body has been a physical/emotional war zone for many years due to the above.
    8.  Cook, clean, raise children, stay at home…

    1.  Goes to work
    2.  Maybe a finger in the butt once in a while for a prostate checkup.

    Okay, maybe this isn’t EXACTLY how it is at your house, but it’s pretty much how it is most of the time for us women.  So, FUCK YAH.  Sign him up.

  • March 4, 2008

    Trust me, the snip is the only way to go.  Do whatever you have to to convince him.  It’s totally worth it. wink

  • March 4, 2008

    Good luck.  I hope he goes for it.  Mine wouldn’t so *we* had a tubal ligation during the Csection with our third child.  I was so done. 

    By the way, they don’t tell you that there is increased chance of severe pain during ovulation with the tubal.  I had to learn the hard way.

  • March 4, 2008

    Two things helped hubby finalize his decision to get snipped.

    1) After four different people have come flying out of my uterus, his putting the birth control responsibility on ME when his getting snipped is so EASY made him seem like a total asshole.

    2) And the fact that I told him I wasn’t having sex with him ever again after four kids until he got his junk cut.

    Decision made.
    A weekend on the couch with a bag of frozen peas on his nuts and he was good as new.  Cost $20 co-pay.  Woot!

  • March 4, 2008

    After two years of extreme nagging, my husband is getting his V in two weeks.

    I would be happy to chart his progress for your husband. I think it would look something like:

    Day One of V Joy Factor

    Day Two of V Joy Factor

    Day Three of V Joy Factor

    Every Other Day of Your Life

    Not having your wife kill you:

  • March 4, 2008

    I keep hoping that we will find out that we or one of is suddenly sterile..maybe from standing too close to the microwave or something…this so that the decision no longer belongs to us.

    I am too old and too hormonal to think about all this stuff.

  • March 4, 2008

    Oh my goodness…Are we living parallel lives?  My hubby and I had this discussion AGAIN last night as I was rereading the side effects and issues that go along with the third set of birth control pills that I’m on.  We’re done with kids…it’s his turn! 

    Let me know what works for you…I may give my hubby the ol pocket knife scenario…I got a really cute pink one for Christmas!  : )

  • March 4, 2008

    I’m totally showing this post to my husband tonight. It’s brilliant! He cant argue with logic like you show here.  Not that he tries to actually argue about the whole vasectomy thing, just keeps “forgetting” to call his doctor to discuss it.

  • March 4, 2008

    The fact that the IUD & vasectomy have a higher joy factor than raising a child is cracking me up.  That’s awesome.

  • March 4, 2008

    Do we share the same husband?  Mine is all about the graphs and charts, Excel spreadsheets and statistical calculations.

    Although in our case, we’ve LONG established that he is getting the snip when we’re done.

  • March 4, 2008

    The excel sheet & charts are awesome!
    *We* are talking about the same issue, and decided I’ll go on pill. Pill failed us once before, but we are ok with the risk of getting pregnant. I have an IUD now, and absolutely hate it. We are in our early 30’s and can’t really say “that’s it” - not just yet, so we are not ready for snipping.

    You can read about my IUD hell:

    Good luck!

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