Saturday, September 16, 2006

Know this feeling?

Posted by Anonymous (as always, no relation to previous Anonymous posters.)

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I used to say, "I love children"....What I have found is this: I love my own children. I don't necessarily love all children. All children are just not loveable. A lot of children that I encounter are not even likeable. I am thinking of a few children right now who really get on my freaking nerves. Thanks for letting me vent.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, I agree. I hate to say it but there are some kids out there that just aren't, ummmm, for lack of a better word: tolerable. I used to say it was their home life that made them that way but you know what? There are just some freaking annoying kids out there and they are the ones that grow into being annoying adults.

This shouldn't be a surprize, I mean, did you like all the other kids when you were their age? I think not.

kittenpie said...

I have two things to say about this:

1) Yeah, I know! I work with kids and for the most part think they are fun and lovely and all, but sometimes they are just annoying.

2) Sadly, there are some kids who are just not accepted. By peers, by adults, by teachers, in varying different settings. I've taught one of these in a daycare class - he just grossed me out, and none of the kids liked him either. It wasn't that he was mean or stupid or anything like that. He just turned people off. It's sad, too, because he is unlikely to ever be accepted by any group but his companions at the bottom of the social heap. I don't know how it happens, but studies have shown this, that there are just those kids and there's little that can be done to change it.

Lisa b said...

This made me laugh. I totally agree. I always blame the parents but maybe that isn't fair.

Anonymous said...

I used to say, "I love babies" and then I realized what I meant was "I love other people's babies - the kind you can hold while they coo and smile, sniffing their sweet little baby smell, and then HAND THEM BACK when they start wailing. When it comes to my own? I love them - but I love them more once they start to grow up.

Melissa said...

This cracked me up. I used to want to be a teacher back in high school. Everyone thought I'd be so dam good at it. Then I worked in a pre-school for my senior year of high school and then I knew I didn't like kids enough to do that, so I got a business degree. I just decided I wanted my own kids, I didn't want to deal with others kids.

T. said...

Can we get an Amen! please?

When the Shalebug passed away, and I sat at the crossroads of my life, everyone kept telling me how great I was with kids, and that I should get a job working with them.

I said NO.

Your post is the reason why.

julia said...

Yup. I feel the same way. Hell, there are even some days when I don't particularly like the children I have. The days when they only seem to whine, cry, hit and fight. Those days, I don't really like them much either.

Reba said...

I know the feeling.

I wonder if people feel the same way about my kid? They love theirs, but think mine is a brat.

penelopeto said...

We're supposed to like our baby best. Those blinders help us do the very best job we can.
I also think that's why childless people might not want children - they probably don't like any of them.

Her Bad Mother said...

Not all adults are good and lovable - not by a long shot. And they had to start somewhere.

metro mama said...

I agree. I'm gonna post on this someday.

Brenda said...

*lol* Ever tell someone you are not a baby person when you are holding your own baby? People don't get it. Just because I have a baby doesn't mean I am a baby person. Blech, babies suck. Baby babble is the worst. I hate babbling, talking without response hour after hour.

I like kids better when they can talk and walk. AND THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT!!!!

A mama who agrees said...

AMEN! Even my bestest, closest, life-long friends' kids... can't stand them most of the time. My darling boy, though, he only gets on my nerves in the middle of the night.