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Tonight I found I have a fatal flaw as a parent... (Original Post) RandySF Dec 2013 OP
This is not a fatal flaw! CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2013 #1
I'm with Peggy. TxDemChem Dec 2013 #2
I can totally relate. laundry_queen Dec 2013 #3
I'll be honest; I fuckin' hate kids. Codeine Mar 2014 #4

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,729 posts)
1. This is not a fatal flaw!
Fri Dec 6, 2013, 02:44 AM
Dec 2013

I don't see it as a flaw at all, really...

I felt the same too...

There is NO requirement that you like kids in general.

Be good to yourself, and your child, and you'll do just fine.

TxDemChem

(1,918 posts)
2. I'm with Peggy.
Fri Dec 6, 2013, 03:25 PM
Dec 2013

Our family has an old joke: while I love my kid to death, I'm not so enamored with yours. It has gotten better though. After 16 years, I look at little kids and think back to how my daughter was at that age. I remember the cuteness and innocence (which she actually still has, even behind the wheel of a car) and I appreciate that their parents are (hopefully) enjoying having them in their lives. I'm still no fan of kids - I stopped at one - but I don't look at them as nuisances any more. Well, unless they're bad, in which case I think that the parents may have a handful at home.

Being a parent can be so complicated!

 

Codeine

(25,586 posts)
4. I'll be honest; I fuckin' hate kids.
Sun Mar 9, 2014, 07:05 PM
Mar 2014

I only make an exception for my stepmonkeys. Everyone else under the age of 18 can bugger off.

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