People Without Kids Just Don’t Get It.
So I was the first one out of all of mine and my husband’s friends to have kids. Olivia was our surprise baby and Jackson came very close behind. With that being said, it really is crazy how people with out kids just don’t get it. It being…well…. everything! They do not understand that once you have a child you cannot just drop them at random peoples houses, or host dinner parties that go way past bedtime. I have heard the old “just hire a babysitter” line numerous times and it’s probably that line that bugs me the most. My mom baby-sits for us when we have a special event planned like a birthday or anniversary or an appointment we have to make. And when we do get a sitter we usually plan these events around our children’s schedule. Children are very routine oriented you can’t just “skip” nap time! UGG
Another one I love hearing is, “Why does it take you so long to get ready to go out?” Oh my god, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? A person with a child would never ask this question. EVER! I mean I do not just get my purse and shoes and walk out the door. I have to get three people ready. Three jackets, three pairs of shoes, Infant car seat, bundle me bag, snacks, and drinks, bottles and formula, diaper bag packed with well everything in the house for those “just in case” situations. Then once packed it’s getting the troops into the van and actually going! I always tell these people who say such foolish things to me, “Whatever you do, tack on 20 more minutes for me, you don’t have kids you just don’t get it” They often times tell me “yes I do get it” and I simply reply with “no you really don’t”
People without kids don’t understand that nap time is essential. No nap equals an evening of listing to temper tantrums and moody kids. Not to mention it’s kind of mean to the kids. They did not ask to skip their nap. Ask any person with a young child. We do not schedule anything between the hours of noon and 3 pm.nap time is way essential.
People without kids don’t understand how important a bed time routine is when they wonder why you cannot make it to their BBQ that starts at 7 pm.Skipping routine can lead to a child not wanting to sleep. And unlike them I LIVE for my 3 hours of T.V time in the evening. It is the only time I get to myself. Another thing people without kids just don’t get.
People without kids don’t understand why you do not want go out for a night on the town. They literally get to go home at 2 am and sleep in the next morning till 10 am. I have to be up and going at 6 am with my kids who do not care if I did not go to bed till 2am.
So for all you Mommies and Daddies out there, I have kids and I get it! I get it that you like staying in on a Saturday night and going to bed at 10pm. I get that you cannot attend, and I will not plan, any function between the hours of noon and3 pm daily for nap time.
One day all of the people without kids will have kids, and then they will get it. When they do have kids, I am expecting some serous apologies for all the harping on me for being “No Fun”. But until then I guess I will just keep talking with my friends who do have kids and we can sit around with our kids, after nap time and before 7pm, discussing how people without kids just don’t get it.