Just the other day I mentioned to my mom, “I know I’m not married and I know I don’t have kids, so I know I don’t count”, because the moment grandkids came into the picture, the singles lost their say.
But, are there things that we without children find funny that a parent would gasp in horror and shock about? Probably. But, I still find them funny. I hope that when my turn comes, I still will.
Being a parent shouldn’t mean you lose your sense of humour; hopefully you gain it to be honest. The reason I say this is because the things that parents must endure – temper tantrums, poo disasters, spit-up, vomit, broken limbs, and the most outrageous things coming out of a four-year old’s mouth can only make them laugh. If it didn’t make them laugh, it would make them crazy…and nowadays there is only so much room at the funny farm.
Maybe the humour was lost on all but us two single gals when our friends new baby had a cut on his hand and when asked why I sarcastically answered, “He’s cutting. He’s really depressed about all of his indigestion” (in all fairness he really did do it to himself with his very long nails), or my girlfriend expressed her disappointment in his bulimia problem when he spit more out than he kept in, but c’mon…those things should be a little funny whether single, married, with children, or not…right?
Anyways, is there a divide in how you feel when you have kids and when you don’t…or is it really about the individual and how they handle those little bundles of
disast…joy and whether they can love their single friends despite their ridiculously inappropriate funny bones. I mean, we’ll have our time too…and then they can exact their revenge.
The Ginga Ninja