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"Life isn't going to change at all"

September 25th, 2007 at 05:06 pm

I read an article yesterday on preferred parents, most children have one at some point, some keep it up long enough to give Mom or Dad a complex.

The line "I promised myself life wouldn't change when the baby came" inside the article struck me as one of the most selfish anti parent ideas ever spoken.

Oh I understand it, with each kid I promise not to fall off the house bandwagon and make certain at least some cleaning gets done..not to mention the vow to make a shower a higher priority in the first few weeks..but I know that baby takes precedence over a clean floor, and a daily shower.

A new life, impressionable, needy, genetically engineered to nurse, hold, and seek comfort, comes into yours ....and you think yours wont change?

How can anyone offer a child all the love, time, care, and support they need without putting a crimp on pre baby life? How do you fit in an infants nearly 24 hour care, with any life!

Why would you want to have a kid just to keep on living life the same? There is nothing wrong with scheduling some 'grownup time' (and everything right with some) but there is something wrong with failing to schedule A LOT OF 'parenting time'..The different part about having kids isn't the 9 months of pregnancy or the labor and delivery. It isn't even the next 18 years..having a kid is different for the REST OF YOUR LIFE......

3 Responses to “"Life isn't going to change at all"”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Huh, I have to agree that is extremely unrealistic if not foolish of them to even want to promise that their lives will never change. Because it will. And not only that, but some people actually want it to change, to have a small bundle of joy to share their lives. Heck, some people out there are having a hard time experiencing that kind of change due to infertility or adoption issues.

    I wonder why Britney Spears is popping into my mind right now? Big Grin

  2. nanamom Says:

    It is life changing and never does it change back (why would you want it to?)

  3. fern Says:

    Yes, you're right, of course. I just wish more people would think about this kind of thing when they're thinking about procreating (couldn't think of a more delicate way to say that, sorry).

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