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Old 11-13-2012, 08:48 PM   #15
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Re: Your least favorite cliche said to parents?

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Originally Posted by O'sMommy:) View Post
I get this a lot. Please don't get me wrong as I love my baby more than anything in the whole world but he's just a down right HORRIBLE baby! I get so frustrated bc literally nothing satisfies him. He cries/fusses constantly and there's really nothing that anyone can do. He's perfectly healthy and all, he's just super fussy. Anytime we're around people and he fusses, they'll suggest he's hungry or may need his diaper changed and (knowing I just did all of those things) I'll simply explain that he's just not a pleasant baby and they're like, "Yes he is but it'll get better."

He is our first and my husband and I have decided that he will be our last as neither of us feel like we can do this again. People will ask when we want another and when we explain that bc we've had such a hard time with Owen we don't want anymore it's like they're offended. They'll say, "he needs a sibling." Or "what about when you and dh are gone?" Oh and my favorite(from my grandfather): "He's GOT to have a sister!" Uhm, no! We are not having any more children. If they want him to have a sibling so bad, I welcome them to start TTC, get pregnant, carry the baby, give birth, pay the THOUSANDS of dollars in medical bills that I have piled high, and raise it then I'll take over.

Sorry for the rant. Those 2 things just get me so fired up!
Oh god, my dd was/is exactly the same. She's 3 now and we're just now starting to think maybe in a year or so we'll try again (maybe she'll be sleeping through the night by then? by 4? please?!). But in that vein, the "oh, you only have one, you don't even know what being a parent is REALLY like" type stuff. Seriously, I know people who have 2 or 3 kids, even infants, who are woken up less than I am STILL, so yeah, I think I'm pretty well initiated. Or the assumption that I have nothing but time and money to help people with lots of kids since I'm just sitting around doing nothing all day. I mean, honestly, I'm sure I'm not as busy as people who have like 5 kids, but that's my choice and people who choose big families made their own choices too. Yikes, I guess I had a little pent up rage there .
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