YOKOSUKA, JAPAN -
On the day we conceived our first child, my wife and I had $32 and some change in our bank account. I was a second-year-law student, unemployed, and well on my way to racking up $80,000 in student-loan debt and another $22,000 in credit-card debt. My wife worked part time. During the summer break between my first and second year of law school, our impecunious state caused my wife to take a job in New York while I took a job in New Orleans. At the end of the summer, on the day her employer went bankrupt, he owed her about about $9000 in back pay.
Naturally, we decided it was the perfect time to get her knocked-up.