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Tomorrow is mother's day and all I want is a time machine so I can go back in time and not have kids. I love them completely, but parenting sucks

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The sad thing…

May 14, 2024 at 3:03am

Is that a lot of people reading this are probably wondering if it was their own parent who wrote it. I’m a mom too and I know that it is brutal at times, no matter how much we love our kids. We might wonder what our lives would have been like if we’d never had them. I get it. But then I think about the way my life was headed when I first got pregnant (a long time ago) and I think that my child saved me. Because of her I had to think about the type of life I wanted for her, and I made the changes I needed to make in order to protect her from my poor decisions. Raising children is the hardest job ever, and it’s a lifetime of commitment if you do it right. It’s not for everyone that’s for sure, but after it all, I can’t imagine my life without my kids and grandchildren. I hope they don’t think I wrote that post.

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brave

May 15, 2024 at 9:52pm

even though i can appreciate the perspective of "The sad" i applaud the honesty of this confession that flies in the face of social mores and pressures that are placed on people, especially mothers. i hope posting this felt good OP and send you. love. maybe your relationship with parenting will shift as the years go by. i can affirm that you are not alone but it does feel like a very lonely place to be as most people would recoil in judgment if they learned the truth.

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Marie E.

May 23, 2024 at 5:29pm

There is an absurd mythological fantasy, perhaps perpetuated by the patriarchy, that being a Mother is the end all and be all for women. I wasn't able to have children, so I guess that means I'm not a "real woman"? I do have numerous nephews and nieces, however and have worked as a Nanny. Although this doesn't compare to being an actual Mom, I believe I can honestly say that taking care of children is a direct path to - CRAZY LAND! Preschoolers will do the most dangerous and insane things! Your brain will explode with their sudden and unexpected moments of madness! Eating cigarette butts, bathing in muck, playing with dog poop? All really great ideas! When they become teenagers, they seem to become deliriously deranged and similar to their preschool days, will come up with new and exciting ways to terrify you! Ah, yes! Motherhood! Ain't it grand! (Must remind myself to get to the pharmacy for more Valium!)

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