Family

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.

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5 thoughts on “Family

    1. Oh, I’ve just seen it everywhere. People on Twitter, Facebook. They just keep saying how their mentally drained from being with their children “it’s time they go back to school” When a lot of them are, just not in a building. Myself and another person were trying to understand this person who was saying, that in this world, it’s not enough just to be a parent. It was so sad! Yet, they were also saying that we shouldn’t have children, because we were “yelling at them” and they feel sorry for OUR children (I don’t have any). The mindset was just so weird, so it was okay to complain about your children on social media, where they can see it, their friends can see it, other family can see them saying they can’t stand being with their children for a couple of weeks. But, we were the ones with the problem, and they felt sorry for our children?

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  1. I have friends who are teachers. I’m not sure what it’s like elsewhere, but here our teachers are working hard to support student learning. They’re doing video lessons, participating in online discussions, answering emails, grading work, and lots of other things.

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    1. My partners a teacher, and it is so incredibly frustrating to see “leaders” go on about how lazy teachers are. While they don’t send their own children to school. The whole reason schools were “shut down” in Australia, was because there WERE cases of kids and teachers having C19. I very much doubt any of the people complaining about the teachers, have actually spoken with a teacher. Including the Australian PM. Even our Australian Chief Medical Officer *Brendan Murphy* has gotten in on it. As people have pointed out though, though he is a Doctor. He’s not actually an expert in Viruses, he’s not a epidemiologist. His expertise is more in mental health, ironically.

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