Started by mgriffin, January 30, 2009, 02:24:14 PM
Quote from: Paul Vnuk (Ma Ja Le) on March 12, 2009, 01:14:05 PMOk...well my wife and I are in the opposite boat. We have two and found out today number three will be boy number 3 in august and we wouldn't change it for the world! We are probably not the norm however and many of our friends with children find us a bit odd, only in that we do not necessarily subscribe to the average family paradigm as my wife is an artist and self employed, I am a musician/artist with 3 jobs and we are always on the go, and the kids just adapt to that.We still go on trips, I do shows out of state and the kids have never been a road block or issue.Paul
Quote from: Joe R on March 13, 2009, 10:46:32 AMI have a 20 year old daughter who has NEVER had a sip of alcohol, NEVER smoked a cigarette or a joint, never took a drug of any kind, and won't drink anything with caffeine. She'll eat no fat; the only meat she eats is boiled chicken breast without the skin. She'll eat no salt, and no packaged food, just fresh fruits and vegetables (boiled sometimes). She works out everyday at the gym and does pilates everyday at home. She has a job, and is getting A's and B's in college. She's considered to be VERY good looking by all the boys. She's never been in trouble of any kind, never had a traffic ticket, never needed any sort of discipline ever. When she leaves the house she says "'Bye mom, 'bye dad, love you."And yet I'm STILL stressed about her. She's too perfect. She'a a rigid perfectionist who drives herself too hard to be "the best". As a result, she's often stressed out about some imagined catastrophic failure that she'll never recover from. She can be very moody and snarly. She's on anxiety medication and anti-depressants. She's prone to getting hysterical. I wish she'd just relax a bit and learn to enjoy the simple things.I don't know where she gets it from, neither me or her mother are that way. It's very ironic that too much of a good thing can actually be a bad thing.
Quote from: Joe R on March 13, 2009, 12:44:53 PMEinstein- Yes, she's a bit obsessive-compulsive. One of her medications is supposed to combat that particular malady.
Quote from: mgriffin on May 14, 2009, 01:30:39 PMn.It's such a strange thing. I can spend an enjoyable stretch of time hanging around with a clever and charming little 6-year-old, joking around and having fun, with no problems, no tantrums or crying, and yet afterward I still think to myself I'd rather not have one of those little people in my house every day!It makes perfect sense that when I see a little spoiled brat freaking out and acting insane, I'd be turned off at the idea of parenthood -- but for me, the same thing is reinforced every time, whatever the kid(s) act like.
Quote from: APK on May 14, 2009, 04:21:35 PMI don't think there is much comparison between other people's children and you own. Different kettle of fish entirely.