7 Replies to “"Why did you bother having kids …?"”

  1. Nope. can’t add anything other than thatright at the moment, at this very minute, I’m kind of wondering why I did bother having kids 🙁 Not feeling very supported, and I’m missing out on a workout. Got my personally fitted and hoisted cranky pants on and I’ll probably do the school drop looking like I’ve been inhaling pollen.

  2. I look at it this way. We have children so that they then in turn grow up to be adults.

    That means they go to school, become more independent etc. That is a good thing. I am happy for that to happen, it means I must have done something right and that they survived my crappy parenting (through the various steps of life.

    I enjoy each stage they go through, but I am also happy to see the back of it when it does pass.

  3. the same “why did you bother having kids* comment has been said about kindy too. funnily enough though when I dropped my son off for his first day at prep, guess who were the only ones that weren’t freaking out? that’s right… the kids that had been to kindy.

    1. That seems to be a quite common scenario.

      I’ve heard the “why did you bother” when kids have been “left home to be babysat by their father” (don’t even get me started on that comment!)

      Or just, you know, when parents enjoy a small break to breath and not think …

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