Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > Community Center > The Lounge > Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

View Poll Results: How do you plead?
I'm a parent 10 17.54%
I'm a child-free woman/man 22 38.60%
I want to have kids someday (please explain) 17 29.82%
I'm undecided 8 14.04%
Voters: 57. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2014, 07:05 AM   #421 (permalink)
Brain Licker
 
Xurtio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,082
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ladyislingering View Post
it's pretty incredible that women are capable of making another human; that's pretty badass and scientific and whatnot. (but it's not for everyone.)

would it improve your life?

would it be worth it?
It's domain-specific. It improves some parts of your life but competes with other parts of your life. Most people don't have kids on purpose, believe it or not... otherwise the human race would have died out long ago.

Once you have kids though, you magically fall in love with them and they bring you joy in a lot of ways that you might have never predicted (of course, they also bring frustrations and are a drain on resources).

Is it worth it? Pre-parent me would say hell no, post-parent me says hell yes. So... my advice is don't have kids, and you'll never know what you're missing.
__________________
H̓̇̅̉yͤ͏mͬ͂ͧn͑̽̽̌ͪ̑͐͟o̴͊̈́͑̇m͛͌̓ͦ̑aͫ̽ͤ̇n̅̎͐̒ͫ͐c̆ͯͫ̋ ̔̃́eͯ͒rͬͬ̄҉
Xurtio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 01:38 PM   #422 (permalink)
Maelian
 
ladyislingering's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Seattle
Posts: 544
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xurtio View Post
So... my advice is don't have kids, and you'll never know what you're missing.
Everything I'm "missing", compact edition:



No sleep (this will persist for the rest of the child's life) due to (but obviously not limited to)
  • Crying baby won't shut the hell up
  • Crying baby just shit itself (again)
  • Crying baby is awake at 2am...and 4am...and 7am...
  • Toddler child is learning how to use the toilet
  • Toddler child just pissed all over its bed again
  • Toddler child is terrified of the bathroom
  • Toddler child is having night terrors
  • Child-child is having night terrors
  • Preteen child is still awake at 1am and you know it, and it bothers you
  • Preteen child is trying to sneak out at night despite your best efforts to raise them to not be a piece of shit
  • Teenager isn't going to bed on time because "fuck you, mom"
  • Teenager has stayed out past their curfew and doesn't have the decency to call you

Your children will always be a financial drain on you until they get a goddamn job.

Furthermore, a lot of things you once enjoyed become unpleasant, such as (but not limited to) -

Having any "quiet time" whatsoever, because it's probably being spoiled by the anxiety that your child will erupt at any given second.

Shopping. Anywhere. The minute Mt. Shitpants erupts, everyone hates you.

Having pets (because your child is curious - and also an asshole).

Eating. Because your child is drooling all over their face, smearing food everywhere, getting food particles into the weirdest areas of their head, and when they're older, they're bound to have an attitude problem over whatever it is you're serving.

And don't even start to tell me that I'm just focusing on the baby/toddler aspect. I'm well aware that preteens and teenagers are the absolute worst, rotten to the core, no matter how good of a parent you are. Just because you don't have to wipe their ass or dress them anymore doesn't mean they're not a huge pain in your ass.

I don't like people. Period. I don't want to be in charge of a person because no parent is perfect, and not everyone who manages to breed can actually be considered a "parent".

There is literally nothing I'm "missing", thank you very much, but there's a hell of a lot of awesome stuff in my life that isn't being ruined by a child right now.
__________________
You and I,
We were born to die.
ladyislingering is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 01:51 PM   #423 (permalink)
Just Keep Swimming...
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: See signature...
Posts: 4,651
Default

My daughter called me the other day in between classes at college just to tell me that I'm an awesome Dad, and that she loves me.

/boast

carry on
__________________
See location...
Plankton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 01:53 PM   #424 (permalink)
Neo-Maxi-Zoom-Dweebie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: So-Cal
Posts: 3,653
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Plankton View Post
My daughter called me the other day in between classes at college just to tell me that I'm an awesome Dad, and that she loves me.

/boast

carry on
For every story about the disadvantages of having a kid, there really is no better thing that can happen to a person then bringing life into the world.
__________________
" I slashed and burned thru my 15 minutes of fame."
FRED HALE SR. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 02:02 PM   #425 (permalink)
Brain Licker
 
Xurtio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,082
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ladyislingering View Post
Everything I'm "missing", compact edition:



No sleep (this will persist for the rest of the child's life) due to (but obviously not limited to)
  • Crying baby won't shut the hell up
  • Crying baby just shit itself (again)
  • Crying baby is awake at 2am...and 4am...and 7am...
  • Toddler child is learning how to use the toilet
  • Toddler child just pissed all over its bed again
  • Toddler child is terrified of the bathroom
  • Toddler child is having night terrors
  • Child-child is having night terrors
  • Preteen child is still awake at 1am and you know it, and it bothers you
  • Preteen child is trying to sneak out at night despite your best efforts to raise them to not be a piece of shit
  • Teenager isn't going to bed on time because "fuck you, mom"
  • Teenager has stayed out past their curfew and doesn't have the decency to call you

Your children will always be a financial drain on you until they get a goddamn job.

Furthermore, a lot of things you once enjoyed become unpleasant, such as (but not limited to) -

Having any "quiet time" whatsoever, because it's probably being spoiled by the anxiety that your child will erupt at any given second.

Shopping. Anywhere. The minute Mt. Shitpants erupts, everyone hates you.

Having pets (because your child is curious - and also an asshole).

Eating. Because your child is drooling all over their face, smearing food everywhere, getting food particles into the weirdest areas of their head, and when they're older, they're bound to have an attitude problem over whatever it is you're serving.

And don't even start to tell me that I'm just focusing on the baby/toddler aspect. I'm well aware that preteens and teenagers are the absolute worst, rotten to the core, no matter how good of a parent you are. Just because you don't have to wipe their ass or dress them anymore doesn't mean they're not a huge pain in your ass.

I don't like people. Period. I don't want to be in charge of a person because no parent is perfect, and not everyone who manages to breed can actually be considered a "parent".

There is literally nothing I'm "missing", thank you very much, but there's a hell of a lot of awesome stuff in my life that isn't being ruined by a child right now.
There's something overly dramatic about your post. I can't quite put my finger on it...
__________________
H̓̇̅̉yͤ͏mͬ͂ͧn͑̽̽̌ͪ̑͐͟o̴͊̈́͑̇m͛͌̓ͦ̑aͫ̽ͤ̇n̅̎͐̒ͫ͐c̆ͯͫ̋ ̔̃́eͯ͒rͬͬ̄҉
Xurtio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 02:07 PM   #426 (permalink)
Neo-Maxi-Zoom-Dweebie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: So-Cal
Posts: 3,653
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xurtio View Post
There's something overly dramatic about your post. I can't quite put my finger on it...
__________________
" I slashed and burned thru my 15 minutes of fame."
FRED HALE SR. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 02:07 PM   #427 (permalink)
A.B.N.
 
djchameleon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NY baby
Posts: 11,155
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xurtio View Post
There's something overly dramatic about your post. I can't quite put my finger on it...
Lol. I was thinking the same thing

Also poor lady didn't have any pets growing up. So sad.
__________________
Fame, fortune, power, titties. People say these are the most crucial things in life, but you can have a pocket full o' gold and it doesn't mean sh*t if you don't have someone to share that gold with. Seems simple. Yet it's an important lesson to learn. Even lone wolves run in packs sometimes.


Quote:
Originally Posted by RoxyRollah View Post
IMO I don't know jack-**** though so don't listen to me.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Franco Pepe Kalle View Post
The problem is that most police officers in America are psychopaths.
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Batlord View Post
You're a terrible dictionary.
djchameleon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 05:55 PM   #428 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
zombie kid's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: in a grave.
Posts: 59
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ladyislingering View Post
Everything I'm "missing", compact edition:

No sleep (this will persist for the rest of the child's life) due to (but obviously not limited to)
  • Crying baby won't shut the hell up
  • Crying baby just shit itself (again)
  • Crying baby is awake at 2am...and 4am...and 7am...
  • Toddler child is learning how to use the toilet
  • Toddler child just pissed all over its bed again
  • Toddler child is terrified of the bathroom
  • Toddler child is having night terrors
  • Child-child is having night terrors
  • Preteen child is still awake at 1am and you know it, and it bothers you
  • Preteen child is trying to sneak out at night despite your best efforts to raise them to not be a piece of shit
  • Teenager isn't going to bed on time because "fuck you, mom"
  • Teenager has stayed out past their curfew and doesn't have the decency to call you

Your children will always be a financial drain on you until they get a goddamn job.

Furthermore, a lot of things you once enjoyed become unpleasant, such as (but not limited to) -

Having any "quiet time" whatsoever, because it's probably being spoiled by the anxiety that your child will erupt at any given second.

Shopping. Anywhere. The minute Mt. Shitpants erupts, everyone hates you.

Having pets (because your child is curious - and also an asshole).

Eating. Because your child is drooling all over their face, smearing food everywhere, getting food particles into the weirdest areas of their head, and when they're older, they're bound to have an attitude problem over whatever it is you're serving.

And don't even start to tell me that I'm just focusing on the baby/toddler aspect. I'm well aware that preteens and teenagers are the absolute worst, rotten to the core, no matter how good of a parent you are. Just because you don't have to wipe their ass or dress them anymore doesn't mean they're not a huge pain in your ass.

I don't like people. Period. I don't want to be in charge of a person because no parent is perfect, and not everyone who manages to breed can actually be considered a "parent".

There is literally nothing I'm "missing", thank you very much, but there's a hell of a lot of awesome stuff in my life that isn't being ruined by a child right now.
Do you really think that people who want children don't realize any of that? What a fucking dramatic and unnecessary post (since you've already stated your feelings so many times in this topic). Your feelings are not going to sway people who have already made up their mind. Accept that people want different things in their life that will make them happy. It's fine to not want kids, but stop shoving it down everyone's throats.
zombie kid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 07:05 PM   #429 (permalink)
Mate, Spawn & Die
 
Janszoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posts: 24,026
Default

That's it, I'm making a baby tonight.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by P A N View Post
i'm not gonna spend my life on music banter trying to convince people the earth is flat.
A Night in the Life of the Invisible Man

Time & Place

25 Albums You Should Hear Before the Moon Crashes into the Earth and We All Die


last.fm
Janszoon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 07:10 PM   #430 (permalink)
Brain Licker
 
Xurtio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,082
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zombie kid View Post
Do you really think that people who want children don't realize any of that? What a fucking dramatic and unnecessary post (since you've already stated your feelings so many times in this topic). Your feelings are not going to sway people who have already made up their mind. Accept that people want different things in their life that will make them happy. It's fine to not want kids, but stop shoving it down everyone's throats.
I don't even think the post was accurate, really. It played on semi-truths blown way out of proportion, and was loaded with the premise that we really have better things to do. If there wasn't so much effort put into it, I'd think they were trolling.
__________________
H̓̇̅̉yͤ͏mͬ͂ͧn͑̽̽̌ͪ̑͐͟o̴͊̈́͑̇m͛͌̓ͦ̑aͫ̽ͤ̇n̅̎͐̒ͫ͐c̆ͯͫ̋ ̔̃́eͯ͒rͬͬ̄҉
Xurtio is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



2003-2019 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.