Sunday, January 9, 2011

Meet the Parents

I spent the last 24 hours with my munchkins. I have a new appreciation for parents and especially single mothers/fathers. Every ounce of my energy is drained. Every minute was devoted to their well-being. I couldn't sleep in. I had to actually fix breakfast in the morning. I couldn't just curl up with my snuggie and NOOKcolor. My television didn't even know how to act. It's used to programmed reality shows of fuckery, not cartoons. 

But also in the last 24 hours, I realized that I really love moments with my munchkins. Yesterday was also my niece's first birthday party. To see them growing up, learning, and interacting with other children warms my heart. It just doesn't warm it enough to want the experience first hand. Moments are enough.

As I grow older, I am embracing that being a parent isn't for everyone. I don't have the patience for this on a full time basis. I'm perfectly fine with being an Auntie and Godmommy Tai Tai. And that's okay. Therefore, I am pressing the snooze button on my biological clock. The next time it goes off, I may just unplug it altogether. **L Dot Shrug**


  1. you know I fee ya, I just believe me and a baby aren't meant to be together.

  2. We are ---><---. I just don't feel that maternal instinct or have that nurturing gene. And that's okay.

  3. Time: 1970's
    " I don't do children"
    To me a child is soon to be born, years later another.
    My 1st grandchild has entered this world.
    Glad that my beautiful daughter is OKAY with her decision to have no children at this time.

  4. Awww Chickadee, that brought tears to my eyes.

  5. Ohhhhhh... So sweet!
    Well I have two great nieces that I care for during the week. I love my baby girls and their mommies are glad I don't have kids so I can watch theirs! Go figure. LOL! I intend to have a few when I get married. LOL!

  6. Spinks, your great nieces are famous. You talk about them so much. They're blessed to have you in their life.