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I don't like other kids

Is anyone else like this? Sometimes I feel bad because I just look at other kids and shudder inside. I don't like being around other peoples kids, they just drive me crazy! And I feel really bad for my friends because I feel like their kids are an awful influence on my son! My son is not perfect by any means, but I have my own opinions on how kids should be raised and I think my son is a good kid. But when he gets around my friends kids he turns into something entirely different and I don't like it! I would never not let him have his little friends cause he loves hanging out with them, and I know this is going to be rough when he is in high school. Ok, I just want to know if I am crazy for thinking this way, lol.

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ILoveCade

Asked by ILoveCade at 5:54 AM on Mar. 20, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • i look at other people's kids and think they're ugly. that's worse.
    TiffanieK

    Answer by TiffanieK at 5:59 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • eye rollingi can't stand most "other" kids. i personally think they are annoying. they talk a lot about nothing, pick their noses, ugh!

    gwen20

    Answer by gwen20 at 5:59 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • I have never liked anyone elses kids, even when I was in my early 20's and only had one kid
    shivasgirl

    Answer by shivasgirl at 6:12 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Oh good, so I am not awful! I have dealt with the nose picking thing....yuck! Why don't parents stop their kids? And manners people!! Teach your kids some manners! When you pass gas of any kind while around other people say excuse me! My son learned this at 3! I just don't get it... I have never been a kid person, never really wanted my own! So happy I have him but it has made me dislike kids even more because I now see kids CAN be taught to act appropritely!
    ILoveCade

    Comment by ILoveCade (original poster) at 6:13 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • God saves all other kids from you kinda of people.... I feel as far as the other kids know their limits there is no harm in letting your own lil ones mingle with them. Ya though moms can keep a watch on what the kids are doing........
    AnuMeha

    Answer by AnuMeha at 6:41 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Hmmm, what? God saves them from my kind of people? I am confused. Like I said though, I would never not let him play with his friends unless they were physically or mentally hurting my son. But I don't like dealing with other peoples children.
    ILoveCade

    Comment by ILoveCade (original poster) at 6:50 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • I think all Parents just like our kids the best.
    jenn4443

    Answer by jenn4443 at 8:16 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • I have tons of kids. I am a teacher. In addition to the four I am raising/ have raised, I have had many more in my life. There are some kids who irritate me sometimes, but i'm sure my sons have irritated people at times as well. I teach my kids manners, but I'm sure there are times they forget to use them. Or there are times that the other kids think it is funny when they don't, so the purposely forgot to use them.
    I see some kids who need love just as much as my own kids because their parents could really give a rats ass. I see kids who it's really not their fault that they act the way they do because they don't have good role models in their lives. I try to provide that role model, not only in my classroom, but in my home with my own children's peers. Many times, it's not their fault they act they way the do because they don't know any better. I think sympathy/empathy is better then animosity.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 8:35 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • I get that way too. When I was a SAHM and my husband was deployed, I would cringe when neighbor kids came over or my kids brought someone to the house. I have seen their friends rummage through my refrigerator without asking, climb on top of my cabinets looking for snacks, and tell me how long they will stay without asking if they can even stay in the first place. I used to be around mine all day and the last thing I wanted was to deal with some other kids and their bad manners.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 8:49 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • I'm not a big fan. I like MY kid. DS is well behaved and listens. I dont have to worry about him licking a light socket or something.... and he's independent and not whiny so I dont have to entertain him constantly... I can handle some kids, but not many. I am also guilty of thinking a lot of other peoples kids are ugly... but mine was just so pretty... I'm sure the next one will be too.
    ArmyWifeAshlie

    Answer by ArmyWifeAshlie at 8:56 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

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