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b_b  ·  300 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The 'burbs are dying

Little fucker cries All. The. Time. One thing I'm discovering about myself is that I'm not all that patient. I believed I was until recently, but observing the differential ways in which I and my wife react to ceaseless crying, it's become clear to me that I'm not very good at this. Maybe I'll forget how difficult it's been in a year or two, but I doubt it. I love him and will be the best parent I can be, but voluntarily subjecting myself to this shit twice? Not sure about that. All that said, it'd be nice to have a daughter, too.




cgod  ·  300 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Mine is seven. It's never gotten significantly easier but it has gotten more interesting.

I don't think my kid is typical, she isn't easy but I know people who have it much worse.

blackbootz  ·  300 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Apparently I was a wonderfully quiet baby, slept and napped regularly. My younger sister was the nonstop screamer. I guess those sorts of things skip? Or maybe, like moving furniture between houses, our brains cleverly and mercifully forget the ordeal so as to induce us to do it again.

kleinbl00  ·  300 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    our brains cleverly and mercifully forget the ordeal so as to induce us to do it again.

As a midwife's husband, lemme tell ya a thing or two about labor...