Daily Archives: April 14, 2015

They’re kinda overrated

Disclaimer: I love my child from the depths of the earth to beyond the stars. She’s the best thing that ever happened to me. Other kids, not so much. I read an advice column recently in which a woman was pretty much shamed for admitting that she and her husband don’t care for children.  As in they don’t like the critters.  Why is this something to be shamed for? I admit that interacting with people in general is a task for me. I tend to enjoy being in my head and find that silence is most comforting when in the company of others.  Few things are more distressing to me than having to interact with unfamiliar children or those who, from experience, I find difficult.  I’m definitely from the “children are to be seen and not heard” school of thought, though my actions are in stark contrast to that. Children are fickle beings.  One minute you’re laughing and having a good time, and the next they’ve inexplicably burst into tears and you fear you’ve scarred them for life but don’t even know what you did.  Or maybe that’s just my own.  In either case, they’re innocently volatile beings and for me, it’s tiring to […]