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Did you like kids before you had your own?

I never felt comfortable around other people's kids unless I knew their kids well enough. Otherwise I didn't. And I think I still wouldn't like kids if I didn't have my own. I know that sounds mean but I think I just hate taking responsibility for other people's children. I love my own more than anything in the world but it is a tough job raising kids, let alone taking care of someone elses.

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Imogine

Asked by Imogine at 2:37 PM on Jun. 13, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • bouncing momyeah..i loved them before i had my own,lol

    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 2:38 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Not many.. Only my niece. I still feel that way - I love my son and my niece.. that's about it lol!~
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 2:39 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • I am completely with you! I never babysat when I was a kid and I hated having to entertain them! Now I love the young kids... It's the older ones (and adults) have stress me out!! ;)
    whomi

    Answer by whomi at 2:39 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Nah I'm the same way. I think I liked kids more before I had kids though lol. I do honestly like kids, but for the most part, just in small doses. Except with my friends kids, I love them as if they were my own. But my kids are 17 and 12, so i'm well away from all the baby and toddler stuff. I prefere older kids most certainly lol
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 2:39 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • i loved them before i had mine i loved watching my friends kids before having mine especially the little one's as it gave me a heads up for what i was going to be doing...which i have to say was a great blessing :)
    proudmommy_0811

    Answer by proudmommy_0811 at 2:40 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Not really. I never pictured myself being a mom. Weird how it changes.
    Shanna84

    Answer by Shanna84 at 2:41 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • I don't think you sound mean. A friend and I were just talking about something like this. We were wondering if it was possible to be a good mom and really only like your own children. I think it is. I love children and always knew I'd have at least one, but everyone is different.
    TARARENEE

    Answer by TARARENEE at 2:41 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • love them!!! I always wanted to be a mommy (No, really... I did.)
    SamJ321

    Answer by SamJ321 at 2:42 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • NO, everyone was as shocked as I was when we found out I was prego. I did not like the crying, mushy faces moms do when talking to their babies, and a thousand other things.... lol Now I do all that... I make the looney-est faces to my kids and I do all things crazy... anything to put a smile on their little faces.(:
    Tiffany.P

    Answer by Tiffany.P at 2:43 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Yep, I've always loved kids.
    hill_star03

    Answer by hill_star03 at 2:46 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

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