(Closed) You can't possibly be tired, wait until you have kids….. grrrrrr

posted 4 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1368 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MsBeer:  hahaha I know what you mean! im tired without kids too. I don’t need to wait to have kinds to feel tired 

Post # 4
4133 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This little gem is right up there with when people with children tell those without that they ‘will never know what true love is like until you have a child’.

F#ck you, is my response to this type of bullshit.

*off to tell my husband, parents, friends and pets I cannot possibly love them as I have not produced offspring*


Post # 7
4133 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@MsBeer:  Break it to ’em gently Tongue Out


Post # 8
738 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My FI has three kids that I became insta mommy to. I had no idea what tired was until now! It’s  seriously like working two full time jobs. While it was rude of that person to actually say this to you, it’s the truth!

Post # 10
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MsBeer:  LOL.. I hear ya. I was actually thinking that the other day. When I was hearing about how my fiancé’s sister was taking her kids to here and there doing all these things, I have no idea where they get the energy for this. I have my plate full as it is and feel like I wouldn’t have the energy to run around like that. I guess things change when you have kids and you do what you have to do. Guess we will see. 🙂 

Post # 11
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012


Post # 12
456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MsBeer:  you should have said that he was lucky that you ARE actually tired because otherwise he would have gotten a boot to the behind for being such a wanker

Post # 16
5883 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MsBeer:  Urgh, I hate this too; it is both ignorant and patronising.


@Weetzie:  In my last year at university I was studying for 50-60 hours a week, spending 10 hours a week commuting, and working for 20 hours a week. I was regularly doing an 80 hour week. On top of that, I had chronic fatigue syndrome which meant I was constantly exhausted and struggled to concentrate, and could sleep solidly for 12 hours at a stretch without waking. My ovaries were also fused to my uterus, causing constant pain, which I had to take 16 painkillers a day to take the edge off. Then, during my 18 months Masters degree, I again was studying for around 50-60 hours a week on average, and working 20-30 hours a week on top (though thankfully my health was good). I am now studying for a PhD, and spend 40 hours a week studying, and 20-40 hours a week working; ie, over the last 3-4 years, I have easily been averaging a 70 hour week. My studies are very intellectually challenging, and can be exhausting; I know few people who could read what I do, or write what I do, such is the level I have now reached. It is far from easy, and it is time-consuming.

So forgive me if I think parents are being patronising and ignorant when they say I can’t know what tiredness is because I don’t have children… I would actually argue that I have MUCH more reason to be tired than someone does just because they have a kid.

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