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Originally posted by Ghost375
I think you're upset about this because of your hormone swings.
Originally posted by RedmoonMWC
reply to post by mblahnikluver
You say everyone criticised you on how you lived your life and how you chose to make a living.
These ARE the ones who cared the most, when someone doesn't care they don't comment let alone criticise, on the other hand some who care will silently pray for you and say nothing, knowing that there are some things people need to learn on their own.
edit on 25-11-2012 by RedmoonMWC because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
It's funny, I noticed the same thing both times I was pregnant. They don't give a rat's ass about you before, but when you're with child, suddenly you are the Madonna incarnate.
I remember going to church when I was pregnant with my second child, and I was pretty far along. After the service, some lady came up to me with shining eyes and started rubbing my belly. "Oh how wonderful!" she kept saying. I'm a private person, as well as having Asperger's, so a stranger touching me like that freaked me out. I said nothing and let her have her pregnant belly fix, but I'll never forget the creepy feeling as long as I live.
It is part of our culture to make a fuss over pregnant women. Well, I never did, but it appears to be expected. I came to the conclusion that there is still a great deal of sexism out there, and, apparently, we as women are only truly fulfilled and worthwhile when we're breeding, or taking care of the brood we created.
Some women really love the attention they get when they're pregnant, so they just keep on having more kids. Octomom comes to mind...
All I can tell you is, as another poster said, our culture worships the fetus and infant, but all other phases of life mean nothing. Get used to people making a fuss over you while you're in your "delicate condition", and then expect that attention to be transferred to your baby when you pop it out. It's all good. Don't be too upset with people, they're only as aware as the culture that they were raised in.
Originally posted by Night Star
Oh Honey, what exciting news! I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!
I'm sorry about the people in your life and wish they would have been there for you all along. People are strange creautures and we can't always figure them out.
Oh boy, a brand new ATS baby! Yay!!!!!! Will you name him/her Night Star?
Originally posted by PrplHrt
reply to post by nixie_nox
No, it ISN'T about the children. They don't contribute to society for years.
They don't work.
They don't pay bills.
They don't pay taxes.
There are a lot of people who have no children who, all their lives, are forced to provide for them.
Yes, consider the children, but REMEMBER and APPRECIATE who pays for them. ADULTS.