Originally Posted by omega
At least if they hadn't had children, they might have had the time to cultivate friendships with other people nearby.
Now that is something I don't understand, I am not so into my kids that we don't see our friends, Nothing would stop our blessid time with FRIENDS..never. I am closer with my friends than any extended family. I encourage my kids to all make lasting freindships also, God I know how important that was for ME growing up, it was a saving grace -even.
And when I have friends over my house, I DO NOT like if my kids hang near us, which they know better, I Shoooo them off, they need to "go play". I even get a little annoyed when the friends I have over have their kids hanging all over them, little girls seem to do this alot , but I can't very well tell them to shoooo, it's not my place.
I also don't like when all parents do is talk about their kids, this bores me to tears, now granted I have been doing it alot the past week on here in a few threads about motherhood, but when I get with other moms or anyone in real life, I like to talk about more interesting things, forget the kids !!
I get along very well with people without kids cause I am fully aware that life has a zillion more interesting things to talk about !!