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 # 16
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    9604 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I do enjoy talking to littles, yes. They crack me up sometimes. 

    Post # 17
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    649 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Some of them.  But only Darling Husband knows who I don’t like 🙂

    I’m only comfortable with younger kids though,  because I’ve been there raising little ones.   Preteens and teenagers… nope,  can’t talk to them, and anyway it anyways feels like you’re imposing on them if you try.  I imagine that will change when I’ve had the pleasure of raising teenagers (oh joy.)

    Post # 19
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    9606 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    yes.. so far.

    my friends’ kids are all very young, so it’s possible they’ll be a lot less pleasant in a few years, but the only ones who can walk and talk are very sweet and like to do things like save worms from puddles, which is adorbz.

    Post # 20
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    9390 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have a two year old but I don’t generally like other people’s kids that much. Like some of the kids in her daycare class are really cute and sweet but I wouldn’t want to take them home or anything, haha.

    Post # 21
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    2509 posts
    Sugar bee

    I love kids and gravitate towards them. But I realize this has almost always been in a situation where the kid was either very young or well-behaved. I also was a nanny for a long time, and thus was in a position to shape the children’s behaviors/attitudes, and I loved that. 

    But if I were a teacher? Or had a young child myself and had to watch it be bullied or mistreated by ill-mannered children? I’d probably like them in general a lot less than I currently do. 

    Post # 22
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    1255 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2018 - The Venue, Barkisland, UK

    For me it’s less about like/dislike, and more that I am wary of children. Not sure whether it’s because I was bullied in both primary/secondary school, or whether I just feel out of my depth. It’s one of several reasons why I’m not certain that I want children of my own one day.

    I absolutely love a friend’s little girl, but she’s in a tiny minority.

    Post # 23
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    1125 posts
    Bumble bee

    I love kids, especially under 8 years old. I find they get a little bratty/rude after that. But I nannied for years and tutor kids now. Toddlers are the most fun!

     

    Some kids suck, though. And I don’t want my own kids. I love giving kids back to their parents at the end of the day and going home to peace and quiet.

    Post # 24
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    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    It depends. While I don’t dislike children in general, I don’t care to spend time with them. Some are wonderful, most are irritating. But I don’t necessarily blame the children, I strongly believe it has so much to do with their upbringing.

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I love holding and playing with babies, but I feel awkward around children. I’m hoping that changes when I have my own and learn how to interact with them better. In general, I’d say I like some better than others, just depends on their personality and behavior.

    Post # 26
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    5446 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2017

    learnntoflyy :  

    Yup, we know why my nephews are unpleasant, and their parents are having a third baby, due in February.

    The two and a half year old was kicking out a screen door while his mom went on and on about being fertile mertil lol. My mother in law and I both got up to stop him when we realized that she wasn’t going to.

    Post # 27
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    1063 posts
    Bumble bee

    I prefer dogs over children. 

    Post # 28
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    704 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I’d say I’m more in the “no” camp but it really depends on the kid. My DH’s cousins all have kids that are adorable and I really like being around them. They’re all pretty well behaved and have a ton of personality. My SIL’s daughter on the other hand is super bratty and poorly behaved, and even though it’s totally the fault of the parents, she’s just not enjoyable to be around. 

    Post # 29
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    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    Sansa85 :  OMG! That’s just awful. And the fact that you and your Mother-In-Law had to be the ones to stop him because his own parents wouldn’t. I don’t understand how you could let your child do something like that. I personally would be completely mortified if my child ever behaved that way and would put a stop to it immediately.

     

    It’s really sad that there are people who continue to have more and more children when they can’t even take proper care of the ones they already have.

    Post # 30
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    5446 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2017

    learnntoflyy :  

    It’s awful because it’s bad to judge other people’s parenting but while she was talking about being fertile mertil while her son was kicking the screen, I was thinking… can you get this one under control before adding to the chaos? That was the first thought that popped into my head. Sadly, that’s his typical behavior, he’s generally out of control which makes it hard to be around them.

    It would be different if it was a bad day, my toddler throws tantrums too but that’s him every day.

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