I was watching an episode of the Golden Girls, the one where Dorothy and Sophia are told that Dorothy many not be Sophia’s daughter. On the same day, I saw all these people bashing teachers. How dare teachers take all this time off, which being the partner of a teacher, I know is not true. All these people of able-bodied children, suddenly mentally drained from spending a couple of weeks with their own children.
I have not seen a single person who have children who are disabled in some way, complaining about how they’re so mentally drained from spending time with their children.
I thought children are a blessing? Why are these people complaining about their children, online, if they chose to have them? What if there was a War? You chose to have (sometimes) them, some were a surprise. You didn’t give them up for adoption. You choose to keep them.
These parents aren’t making me want to have children.
If spending time with your children is a drain, if you couldn’t afford them (which I know how it sounds). Do not have them. It’s just being selfish. Teachers are NOT your babysitters.
Then I have a friend who can’t even have children, who wants to more than anything and it’s breaking her heart seeing these parents “drained” from their children.
God, this world is draining.