Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Screaming Child

Sometimes I love the screaming child because it reminds me that maybe it's okay that I don't have kids yet.

I ran into quite a few on my recent airplane trips, and at that point in time, I wasn't too thrilled to be near a screaming child.  But it did serve it's purpose.  At least I didn't need to attend to it and try to get it to be quiet.  All that screaming can really get on a person's nerves after awhile.

Yesterday at the grocery store I ran into a whining and pouting child.  This kid was insisting that his mom buy him school supplies.  Well, the school year is almost over and this mom didn't want to.  She kept saying, "No, put that back.  I am not buying that."   And the kid kept saying, "But you said I could get it.  I need it."  It was hilarious.  And I thought, ok, this is good, this helps me be okay not having kids yet.

But then I turned the corner and I saw a dad pushing 2 kids in the cart all over the store and they were all smiling and laughing and having way too much fun.

Why can't kids always be screaming?  It would really make this infertility business much more easier to deal with.


  1. OH how I agree! It's much easier to justify enjoying this timein your life when the kids are acting like brats, but when they are sleeping or being so sweet...OUCH!

  2. Ya, um, amen to that! LOL! Sometimes I hang w/my friends and their kids (which, at times can be real brats) and I just think to myself, "What am I getting into?!?!" LOL! But then I hush my worries knowing that MY child will be "perfect" - they will never cry for too long, never scream in public, always be polite, sleep through the night since day one, never make messes..... ;P

  3. I feel the same way! And, I will admit, sometimes in my darker hours, I wish that all families were cursed with screaming kids so I wouldn't feel so jealous/envious.