So much negativity on babies. Are we bad people? I thought everybody loved babies.
I don't love them, but I do feel responsible for them. By that I mean if I had to take care of one, I would take the responsibility very seriously. I also consider it important for babies to get a good start in life, and support local charities that help young families in need. I don't have to personally love the babies or find them cute to do any of this, though.
Like some of the others here, I do enjoy older kids, though, ones I can talk with. I volunteer in schools (K-12), and am continually amazed by how bright and engaging kids can be, what great questions they ask, how eager some of them are to learn and experience new things. Much better than adults in this respect.
Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it. We should remove the carrot and walk forward with our eyes open. -- Raistlin Majere
I'm an NF and I love babies, human and animal alike!! They're cute and they don't talk back to me. Though I actually think I prefer puppies to babies. And I don't want to have more than 3 kids, ideally 2.
Children are adorable in small doses, but I like having the option of giving them back to their parents after awhile.
I recently acted as a sort of surrogate daddy to my nieces and nephews while their father was living in another state for about a year; it was a difficult and not altogether fun transition going from an indulgent but distant uncle to responsible parental figure, but now that they've moved (to Alaska!), I find that I miss the experience.
As for babies specifically, their constant state of need is intimidating to me, and while some are cute, most actually kinda look like bald old men to me. Cats are much cuter.
I don't love them, but I do feel responsible for them. By that I mean if I had to take care of one, I would take the responsibility very seriously. I also consider it important for babies to get a good start in life...
am continually amazed by how bright and engaging kids can be, what great questions they ask, how eager some of them are to learn and experience new things. Much better than adults in this respect.
I don't know if "like" is the word. I find them fun to watch for a bit, and they are a necessary stage in raising kids, but with my own kids, the older they got, the better things became. I liked the 3-6 years old stage better than the baby stage, because they become old enough to talk and not totally as dependent, and more remarkably you can see them learning something new each day. That's pretty amazing to see. And of course, then they become even older and eventually you can seen advanced reasoning and perception take hold and you start to catch more and more sight of the people they are becoming.
Kind of a long answer, but the deal is that the "baby" is the stage I preferred the least. It's all about total care, intense schedules (a three-hour sleep/play/eat cycle), etc.
Exactly this. I like children but I find the baby stage the least interesting.
5w6 or 9w1 sp/so/sx, I think
i like babies and i think they're precious, but they do scare me a little bit. especially holding them, i always think i'm going to break their neck or drop them on accident or something. babies in costumes are probably one of my favorite things. especially pizza baby.