Originally Posted by justanotherskipro
Those early years can be difficult but when you look back on them, I doubt you will remember the sick days as much as the days you will spend out on the hill with your kids. Something Skierzzz will never experience.
Let's get one thing straight: I'm not
trying to experience life with children. Since I have no intention of having a child I'm not missing out on anything. If I couldn't
have a child, but wanted one, then I'd be missing out. See the difference?
Let's get another thing straight: Choosing not to have a "family" (I'm guessing your definition means bearing/producing a child) does not mean that I don't value family life. I very much value family life and the trials and tribulations that go along with it but why condemn a person who has no desire to raise a "family", there are enough unwanted children in the world, why condemn a person for choosing not to produce another? Who needs
a kid? Noone needs to have a child, it's a choice. If Mollie chose to have a child then she has to deal with the consequences of raising it.
U.P. Racer: "Unconditional love that only your own children can provide."
Why are you looking for unconditional love from your child? Aren't you the person who is supposed to provide unconditional love to your offspring, not the other way around as you stated? Seems a little twisted to me when a parent produces a child to provide it (the parent) with unconditional love.
Trekchick: Mollie was clearly complaining, read the title of her post: Complaining....Housebound in Snowmass.
Sex, birth control, sex, birth control.....
This is not a personal attack against Mollie (as some think it is). It's an attack against the selfishness expressed by someone who chose to bear a child and is now frustrated that they can't get a little r and r time for themselves because their child fell ill. In my opinion, that's just sad because that child was exposed to a pathogen that caused their illness (probably got it in daycare from another sick child who's parent pawned it off for the day) and now that child prevented it's mommy and daddy from having fun, boohoohoo.