Parenting: Not the Best Job

Posted: March 22, 2011 in Unbounded Learning
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Surprise surprise: parents hate parenting.

And why not? Who would want to give up their time, money, and sanity for snotty little kids who will probably never tell you they’re thankful for your parenting until you have one foot in the grave?

No one, that’s who.

But still, folks all over the world are popping out babies left and right. populating the world with kids. ewww.

Never been rich, always been happy

Maybe there IS some reward to being a mom or dad. My folks certainly see it. Ever since I could remember they’ve been bending backwards to give me and my brother a good life. When we were kids, they bred dogs to put their kids to good schools. My dad would go to work three hours away everyday, sometimes even on weekends, so we could have a comfortable life. They missed me and my brother growing up so they can go to America for better jobs.

I mean, I still want to move out so bad but they’re good parents.

Shit, I can never do that. I don’t even like kids. Especially little ones. And I know me–I would not want to be my mother.

Probably is

Maybe it’s not for everyone. You’ve got to be a special kind of selfless to rear a kid. Think of everything you have to do just to keep your kid in school. Then what you have to do to keep them away from drugs. Then what you have to do to help them adopt good values.

Reminds me of this 22yo girl I interviewed a week ago; she has a two-year old kid. How do you even do that? I can barely take care of myself, let alone another helpless human being. Scary stuff.

And you have to have superpowers to love a person who could do shit like these.

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