Dating a man with bratty kids
“Every single day my husband and I would say what an asshole she was.” At a family Halloween party, the hostess greeted me by rolling her eyes and saying of her preschooler, “Daniel has been a raging dick today.”Some might shake a judgmental finger at parents like us.But I’ve noticed that moms and dads who use swear names to express their parental frustrations also have a unique respect for their children.My friend whose daughter has graduated from her shitty preschool stage is described by her mother as “a person who gets really angry if she feels she’s not being heard,” and “the kind of girl who doesn’t have a lot of drive but will always be fine in the world.” Parents who view their kids as whole individuals, I find, are parents who have license to detest parts of their kids – just as they would any person. After all, as much as we may love our boss or neighbor, we likely describe them in with the occasional four-letter word. As we spend lots of time with our children and their many escalated moods, it’s normal these words are thrown around from time to time. I had to fight a desire to run to my car and drive to my peaceful post-divorce, childfree home. In spite of all the realistic career, financial, environmental and overpopulation reasons to not have children, I grew up thinking I’d be like everyone else. However, when I spent time around my friends’ kids I noticed…wasn’t fun.I wasn’t having that “oh aren’t they cute” feeling.
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