|Because I have categorically said: 'I am not a waitress, a driver or a cleaner,' my children have learned to put away their plates and tidy up their rooms. They've become brilliant planners, often inviting their friends to come for the weekend (because I've forgotten to bother).|
Frankly, as long as you've fed them, sheltered them and told them they are loved, children will be fine. Mine are - at the risk of sounding smug - well-adjusted, creative children who respect the concept of work. They also accept my limitations.
Originally Posted by Hollin
I guess what I meant to say earlier is that yes, aspects of parenting can be boring at times and it's okay to admit that. That doesn't mean you don't have to do some boring things sometimes. I think I'd be very, very bored watching my kids' soccer games but that doesn't mean I'd never go. I also think there's a balance between letting the nanny tend to your kids 24/7 and being an overscheduling, hypercompetitive parent. It's not one or the other.
Originally Posted by PinkPixie
How selfish can you get?
I wonder how her 12 year will feel when he reads the article. I hope this woman will be kicking herself , ten years down the road , when her boys don't call her for her birthday :"sorry mom, but quite frankly, talking to you bores me to death. My secretary will send you some flowers".
You reap what you sow.
Originally Posted by papayapetunia
I don't think I've ever been bored as a parent. Parenting can be hard, annoying, etc., but definitely not boring.
To tell you the truth, the author sounded extremely boring. I couldn't even finish the article.
And I don't understand why parents don't include their child in their world. You don't have to completely change who you are because you have kids. You can teach them about the things you enjoy. I mean, the author acts like her life is either coke and hookers or Barney and Sesame Street. A littel give-and-take between what parents want to do and what children want to do is probably the way to go.