The joys of parenthood – keep them to yourself

There are three types of adult:

  1. Those who have children.
  2. Those who don’t have children and don’t want them (either yet or ever).
  3. Those who don’t have children and do want them but can’t have them.

And none of the above – repeat, NONE of the above – wants to hear how besotted you are with your children.

This is because:

  • Type 1 already knows.  Believe it or not, they feel the same about their own children.
  • Type 2 couldn’t be less interested.
  • Type 3 finds it upsetting.

Resist the urge to educate the world on the joys of parenthood.  Honestly, no one wants to hear it.

Here’s a quote from Gwyneth Paltrow:

‘I think what surprised me the most about motherhood, as sentimental as it sounds, is how much I love my kids. I mean, I just can’t believe it. It’s like a whole new dimension in emotion that I’ve never experienced.  It’s crazy.’

I rest my case.

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2 thoughts on “The joys of parenthood – keep them to yourself

  1. love this one! I guess that’s why blogging is so cool b/c you can vent w/ ppl who are interested – and you know are interested (because they read your blog). but otherwise – other ppl probably don’t want to know… I feel that way – and I have kids!!! (but I do love talking with others on the blogs though). this is well put!

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