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Old 08-06-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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Old 08-06-2006, 04:37 PM   #2
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Really it just makes me feel sad for her two sweet boys. No being a mother isn't fun ALL the time. Yes, sometimes it can be downright boring. But that's far from what it is MOST of the time, imo. I can stare at my son for hours. He's absolutely stunning to me. It's like I'm watching a miracle in motion. I don't think every mom has to be as enamored with their child as I am with mine, but I'd hate to think of general society finding their children completely boring. Sheesh, how about teaching your kids something, taking them outside and showing them a flower for the first time, coloring with them, reading to them, taking them to the park, mall, zoo, or just hanging out at home snuggling and watching a movie.

I don know... everyone has a right to their own opinion, of course, but hers just really bothers me. I can't even begin to understand how someone could feel like that about their child. Besides, no one forced her to have kids. If you weren't enjoying the first baby, why have another? I guess in her boys case, at least they have each other to count on.

ETA: "They stopped asking me to take them to the park (how tedious) years ago. But now when I try to entertain them and say: 'Why don't we get out the Monopoly board?' they simply look at me woefully and sigh: 'Don't bother, Mum, you'll just get bored.'

How right they are."

That just breaks my heart.
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Old 08-06-2006, 06:07 PM   #3
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I can't believe how some women view their children!!! there are no words for this kinda thing
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Old 08-06-2006, 07:14 PM   #5
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What cracks me up is that she acts like she is so much better than motherhood. Having my baby and doing everything I possibly can for her is the best thing I have ever done and will ever do. Why did this disgusting woman have children???????
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Old 08-06-2006, 07:16 PM   #6
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Honestly, I wonder if the article is really true. I can't possibly fathom how these moms could feel this way unless there is something psychologically wrong with them. i can understand not every woman is cut out to be a mother, but to think and say things such as what is in that article? I really have to wonder if it's true. i have so much I COULD say, but I just don't want to put the effort into it, it just doens't sound true! And if it is, I feel so sad for those children!
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Old 08-07-2006, 10:58 AM   #7
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Re: "My kids bore me to death..."

Am I a lazy, superficial person because I don't enjoy packing up their sports kit, or making their lunch, or sitting through coffee mornings with other mothers discussing how Mr Science (I can't remember most of the teachers' names) said such and such to Little Johnny and should we all complain to the headmaster.

Yes, you are.

And yet many women have spent years studying and then working so that we would not have to do a job as menial as full-time motherhood. I consider spending up to 30 hours a week sitting behind the wheel of a 4x4, dropping children off at play centres or school, to be a less-than-satisfactory reward for all those years of sweat.

I have a graduate degree and would LOVE to be able to stay home with my children. What a snob to categorize motherhood as menial in addition to demeaning those who perform physical labor or what she might considered less skilled work!

Frankly, as long as you've fed them, sheltered them and told them they are loved, children will be fine. Mine are at the risk of sounding smug well-adjusted, creative children who respect the concept of work. They also accept my limitations.

No. Telling your children is NOT enough. They must be SHOWN that they are loved with words and ACTIONS. And don't worry- you don't sound smug, you sound pathetic.
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You know, you're right. This is really messing up those kids minds. My husband (said to say) was raised in something like this. His Dad was so interested in paying off the house that they just bought to make his credit look good, that he was left with his Grandfather most of the time. His Mother, a school teacher, was always too busy grading papers or doing something to give him any of her time.

It's created SERIOUS problems in our relationship.

I'm all about what our ds needs and what I can do for him. It almost seems like dh doesn't care. He sees it as competition for my attention.

I could just strangle that woman. But instead, I'll pray for her. It's the only thing I can do that LEGAL.
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I don't want to sound judgemental or rush to conclusions about this woman (but, after all, she did take part in an interview for a news article!), however, I know that, as many PP's said, sometimes you do get sort of tired of playing those same games over and over with the kids. I think it is healthy to have some time to yourself, too. But I do feel so sorry for those kids! It's kind of like these people who go on talk shows and tell all kinds of horrible deep dark secrets, I think, "You know, those kids are gonna watch/read this someday!!" I'm all for being open and honest, but, geez, you've gotta think about your kids' mental health and emotional well-being, too! I can't imagine how it would make me feel it my mom had told the world that she would rather go shopping than spend time with me or that I was too boring to spend time with.
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I don't want to sound judgemental or rush to conclusions about this woman (but, after all, she did take part in an interview for a news article!), however, I know that, as many PP's said, sometimes you do get sort of tired of playing those same games over and over with the kids. I think it is healthy to have some time to yourself, too. But I do feel so sorry for those kids! It's kind of like these people who go on talk shows and tell all kinds of horrible deep dark secrets, I think, "You know, those kids are gonna watch/read this someday!!" I'm all for being open and honest, but, geez, you've gotta think about your kids' mental health and emotional well-being, too! I can't imagine how it would make me feel it my mom had told the world that she would rather go shopping than spend time with me or that I was too boring to spend time with.
I 150% agree with this. I read the article but didnt reply here because frankly I was like "OMG" and didnt know what to say but this said it perfectly.
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