Thawed Thinking

Is Freezing a Human Being Really Humane?

Children between the ages of 18 months and four years are terrible people. I say this because I have lived with quite a few of them. One trying day, when the difficulties of life were compounded immeasurably by the existence of a three-year-old among them, I had an epiphany. I should put the three-year-old in the freezer. When I was healthy again, when there weren't so many other besetting problems, when we had the resources to raise her like all people deserve to be raised, we'd thaw her out and do the job right.

The day passed and I didn't freeze Evie. As I gave the idea more thought, I had trouble seeing how the plan wouldn't turn me into Jabba the Hutt, solving the problem of...

 

is housewife to a Lutheran (Missouri Synod) pastor; they have seven children. She has written for a number of websites, magazines, and books.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #36, Spring 2016 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo36/thawed-thinking

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