I have days and moments when I think "I will never have children" usually out of frustration and aggravation. As you can probably imagine, these moments arrive quite frequently since I work at a pediatric office--generally brought out by hearing children screaming and throwing tantrums about seeing the doctor and/or getting shots. (we have very few happy children in the office...I guess that's what happens when you are only there b/c you are sick or getting a checkup!). Sometimes I wonder, if we ever do have children, will I just automatically tune out their cries since I have been ignoring fussy kids every day for nine years? I have definitely become jaded. hmm...
Well, today was one of those moments. At the grocery store. Yikes. There was a woman behind me in the checkout lane with a very rambunctious boy (probably around 5-7) and there were just no boundaries! He kept picking up my groceries--produce in particular--and pretending to eat it or coughing on it or moving it around. And she just let him! GAH! It got on my nerves. I wasn't rude and just tried to ignore it, but it irked me. I hope I'm not just being unwarrantedly annoyed, but seriously, would you just let your child pick up someone else's food and cough on it? yuck!
And I thought how children have minds of their own but don't have those boundaries unless we enforce them. And being responsible for that scares me. I'm sure that mom was tired and annoyed herself, and I don't want to just judge her or her parenting skills, but I must admit that I did.
Just thoughts....still not ready to have babies, that is for sure!