Post # 1
I commented earlier on the wellness board about considering stopping birthcontrol all together. Topping off a hellacious week (food poisoning, smashed a finger in a car door, allergy attack and a crazy work schedule) I have just spent the day bleeding and cramping, which should not be happening. It seems like it would be easier to just get a hysterectomy and give up on kids completely – fortunately my husband is very easygoing and has said that we can become crazy dog people if that’s what I want. Corgis are addicting and I don’t have to birth them myself.
Ever have those days that kids just don’t seem worth it?
Post # 3
I feel yah there.
Yesterday FI and I went to the zoo. Which was great, btw. But what wasn’t great was all the badly behaved, rude children and parents around us. I saw I little girl stick her hand into the cougar cage wanting to pet the “kitty” while her parents looked on saying “aww isn’t that cute?”
Then when my FI and I were riding the train, which is a really a golf cart with cars a boy about 8-10 years old was running after it and trying to jump onto the moving vehicle. While his dad was following up behind him. He almost fell several times under the wheels of the cart. So I finally said polite, “Oh we are going to stop soon, you are just going to have to wait till we stop.” and in the rudest, snottiest tone possible he was like “I KNOW THAT!” His dad just basically was like “duurrr”.
Then later this woman allowed her daughters to bang on all the glass cages of the exbits, and kept saying how cute and adorable they were while they were harassing the animals.
To top the day off was the girl who was petting all the animals that said “Please don’t pet me, I bite” and trying to climb into their cages while her parents took pictures.
Of course not to mention all the bratty, snotty rude comments these children were making to their parents. And the screaming. Don’t forget the screaming.
FI and I both agreed that experience didn’t not strengthen the “for” children argument.
P.s: I also would like to be the crazy animal lady.
Post # 4
Oh, okay I know there are plenty of bad parents and plenty of good ones too. And I know that whoever really thinks about it and considers it in this crazy world would make a good parent. And thank God for the good parents, cause our world really needs them!! I have 2 really good (grown) children, and 2 wonderful, beautiful, sweet and lovely granddaughters, so please don’t give up on the world. BTW I had to open up this post, because when I was pregnant with my first born, I was so scared about being a good mom that I asked my husband if I could just have puppies instead lol!
Post # 5
There are some days when dogs would be so much easier. No conflict. Experiencing father/son issues today. Ask tomorrow and I might have a different response.
Post # 6
of course dogs would be easier! my migraines are going crazy and i can’t do anything about it b/c i’m pregnant, and i don’t know how i’m going to deal with it when i have a screaming baby. but i’m sure it’ll all be worth it, even with the screaming baby.
Post # 7
Fortunately it takes time both to schedule a surgery and to adopt a dog, neither of which are going to happen in the near future. Thanks for the support folks – needed that burst of perspective!