I wish he was, but I flat out asked him, “You’re joking right?” He said, “No, kids really should be required to be kept in space suits or something to prevent so many germs from spreading!” :eek:
I really felt like he was trying to communicate to me what a burden children are on today’s society. This isn’t the first time either.
When dh and I decided to TTC for our third, I went in for a physical first. My doc asked why I wanted a check up (besides it being my yearly check up anyways :rolleyes: ) and I told him that dh and I wanted to have another baby. He said, “Are you sure? Don’t you have enough kids already? Have you really thought about this?”
I just hate living in a culture where so many people see children as a burden. I guess this is really just a lot of long pent up frustrations. I am 24 years old. I know a few people my age and younger who have young children. Out of all of these people, I am the only one who doesn’t dump my kids with sitters every weekend so I can go out and hit the clubs. I understand that everyone has different parenting skills and approaches, but I hate being admonished for “giving up my life” when really I am just diverting my energy towards my kids and raising them.
It isn’t fair. I am doing the best I can. I am happy and content with my life right now and I wouldn’t change things for anything. There was a segment on the radio recently where it said that today’s generation of parents have the attitude that children should learn to adapt to the parents’ lives, not the other way around, because parents where around first. I’m just not built that way and nobody can seem to understand that.
Okay, rant done.