But you know how some people just “get” kids? They’re good at talking to them, they love to get down on the floor and screw around with them, and they’re more than willing to play a game of Sorry at any moment …
I am not one of those people.
Sometimes I want to be one of those people, but for the most part I think I’ve come to terms with it. I just deal better with people who I can have a conversation with that doesn’t involve nose-picking or the latest happenings on Spongebob Squarepants. I obviously get along with my kids and play games with them and stuff, but when they have a playdate, I’m not the mom who’s going to be involved in the activities.
I’m hopeful that things will change once my kids grow up a bit. I think I’ll do better with relating to them, and especially their friends, when they’re teenagers and into music and relationships and being emotional and lame and stuff. At that point they’ll probably drive me batty in a different way, but at least they’ll be annoying in terms I can understand.
What about you? Do you get kids, or are you someone who likes them, but finds it hard to relate to them?
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