Skip to comments.Sorry, but my children bore me to death! (Feminism's highest honor, Grand Narcissism)
Posted on 07/26/2006 7:17:10 AM PDT by carlo3b
Sorry, but my children bore me to death!
by HELEN KIRWAN-TAYLOLR, Daily Mail 08:00am 26th July 2006
It's the start of the summer holidays, when millions of mothers despair at how to entertain their children for the next six weeks. What none of them dare say is that they would rather their children were still at school or, frankly, anywhere else. Helen Kirwan-Taylor, a 42-year-old writer, lives in Notting Hill, West London, with her businessman husband Charles and their sons Constantin, 12, and Ivan, ten. Here, she argues provocatively that modern women must not be enslaved by their children.
The lies started when my eldest son was less than ten months old.
Invitations to attend a child's birthday party or, worse, a singalong session were met with the same refrain: 'I would love to but I just can't spare the time.'
The nanny was dispatched in my place, and almost always returned complaining that my son had been singled out for pitiful stares by the other mothers.
(snip)Kids are supposed to be fulfilling, life-changing, life-enhancing fun: why was my attitude towards them so different?
While all my girlfriends were dropping important careers and occupying their afternoons with cake baking, I was begging the nanny to stay on, at least until she had read my two a bedtime story. What kind of mother hates reading bedtime stories? A bad mother, that's who, and a mother who is bored rigid by her children.
(snip)Am I a lazy, superficial person because I don't enjoy packing up their sports kit, or making their lunch, or sitting through coffee mornings with other mothers discussing how Mr Science (I can't remember most of the teachers' names) said such and such to Little Johnny and should we all complain to the headmaster.
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Another story about a Lib who thinks "It all about Meeee!"
Just a self-centered bitch who should never, ever have given birth to children. Period.
What a waste of skin.
In a word, yes.
I wish I could spend the whole summer with them.
My daughter hides from me everytime I arrive from work, and I chase her a few times around the couch before catching her.
Hopefully Liberals will breed themselves out, then civilization will again flourish and be free.
Hey Helen, I'm sure your children think you are a bore too, b!tch.
How sad for the children of the author. Why did she have children at all?
no stomach for this crap. people like this are lucky I'm not king and can't banish them to a life of celibacy in Siberia.
My happiest memories are moments when I watched my kids play.. I am so sorry for these empty vessels.. Maturity, for them will be Hell..
She'll die alone.
I think these kids are probably better off being raised by the nanny.
There are women who's posts I have read on other threads who say they prefer the school year so they can have their free time, or complain about holidays and summer holiday. They say they want to do things for themselves and not involve their children.
I echo each of your sentiments. Though I find my work enjoyable and fulfilling, it the end it's just time spent between being with my family - the real reward.
Is this lady in for a surprise or what when they choose her nursing home and don't want to listen to her boring recount of the shuffleboard tournament.
Not to sound like a hallmark card, but the love from a small child heals your soul.
I should have verified, I meant other boards. Not other threads.
Yep, my kids are a lot of things, boring sure ain't one of them.