Be Honest: Do you genuinely like other peoples kids?

posted 2 years ago in Beehive
  • poll: Do you genuinely like other peoples kids?
    I do like kids for the most part-- some have their moments but overall yes : (66 votes)
    38 %
    That's a no-- I typically don't like other peoples children : (106 votes)
    62 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    9729 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    Actually, I like most kids and kids seem to love me. Probably because i’m childish myself.

    Some of them are little shits though.

    Post # 3
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    6366 posts
    Bee Keeper

    In general no. I don’t like children, being around them, talking to them, playing with them. I try to plan get togethers with my mommy friends as adult dates lol. 

    Post # 4
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    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018 - Farm

    Yes, I enjoy having kids around me of all ages. My friend has 3 kids and I play and interact with all of them. I will get them sometimes and we will go to the movies and do things together. I also have 18 neices and nephews. So its no big deal to be around kids for me.

    Post # 5
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    1350 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’ll be honest – even though I have kids, I don’t like all kids.  This is because some kids really are not very polite or nice.  I like most kids that my kids are friends with, but there are some I’d rather not deal with as they don’t seem to have manners and their parents don’t seem to care.

    Post # 6
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    954 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I am a teacher, so it should be an easy yes. But…it’s kind of mixed. The more kids I work with the more I realize how much influence the parents have in shaping respectful and overall tolerable children/people, so I suppose my dislike should go back to the parents and not be placed on the kids. It is startling to me oftentimes the way many children feel entitled to act toward their peers and adults, and the parents are generally always to blame (although obviously there are situations where that’s not the case). I have a relative in another state who is always venting on social media about the struggles with one of her children and how she is doing everything she can, and yet we just visited with them for the first time and she was literally laughing at this child doing things that would be totally unacceptable to me as a parent.

    I do enjoy spending time with kids outside of work IF I am not being expected to also parent them, because my teacher background makes it difficult to not want to be on behavior patrol. 

    Post # 7
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    1424 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    Children UNDER the age of 2-3..I don’t care to be around. Babies don’t phase me at all and I just generally find them annoying (I know, I sound like a monster!!). I like when children can actually communicate, I’m terrible at baby talk, so I like to be able to converse with kids if I’m around them. It really depends on the child itsef. If they’re sweet, non-bratty then yes I do enjoy being around them. I actually was the leader of a summer camp group for two years and I liked that. Problem is I see LOTS of bratty kids nowadays, it was so bad working at restaurants. But a lot of that is because of the parents.

    Post # 8
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    1366 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m indifferent to kids. If there’s any chance I’d actually have to entertain one, I’d really rather not.

    Post # 9
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    2635 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    It really really depends on how well behaved the kid is.

    Post # 10
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    2014 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    No.

    I  don’t like babies at all. It’s a VERY rare kid that I like. That kid is normally ahead of their class, smart and funny. Someone that as a tiny human I can still talk to and see the world through their eyes. 

    Past that, don’t care. 

    Post # 11
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    5446 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I typically love kids. My nephews are bullies but one is only two and a half.

    Still whenever I see him heading towards my two year old to rip a toy out of her hands, I’m like… please just leave my kid alone, she’s playing nicely, stop bothering her.

    I feel bad because they are my brother in laws sons but they are really unpleasant ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

    I agree with pp, it’s absolutely about how the kids behave.

    Post # 12
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    3457 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    There are some kids that I flat out dislike because they are rude, entitled, bratty, what-have-you. So obviously, I don’t like those. But even of the “normal” children I know, there are none whose company I’ve ever intentionally sought out. I llove my niece and nephew and look forward to seeing them when I go home, but I’ve never planned kid-centric things for me to do with just them, as I prefer the buffer of their parents or other adults.

    Post # 13
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    393 posts
    Helper bee

    I have no interest in other people’s children; whatsoever.  I don’t want to hold your baby, I don’t care if your little angel went poo poo on the big girl potty, and I don’t care to “hold a conversation” with a young kid talking in gibberish or trying to show me their new toy. 

    Post # 14
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    2539 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I have the same feelings towards kids as I do adults, if you’re an asshole/bully, I don’t want to be around you.

    That said, in general, I love kids. Especially under 1 Y.O.

    Post # 15
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    26 posts
    Newbee

    I don’t typically care for them, but for some reason they love me. Go figure lol

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