Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Actually, this is Sad
One of my facebook friends (who is a mom, of course) posted this on facebook. She got a lot of replies from other parents like "Amen!" "I so agree with you!" It took all of the self-restraint I could muster not to post my reply:
"So sorry to hear it".
I know posters like this are supposed to be self-congratulatory statements about the blessings of parenthood - and assurances to other parents about how all the drugery is SO WORTH IT (God knows they need the assurances), but the deeper message is actually quite sad - that the friend who resonated with this was an empty shell with no love in her life until she reproduced. I wonder how her husband feels about this. How about her parents? Her friends? Her brothers, sisters? Her pets?
What do YOU think would be a good reply to this poster?