Parenting a hobby?

@Canellita (12059)
United States
February 28, 2009 11:32am CST
I just posted something to a discussion someone had about nuturing children and I found it interesting that parenting had somehow ended up in the interest category "Hobbies I enjoy." Since when is parenting a hobby, lol? This is obviously not a serious thing and probably got entered in that area by mistake but when you think about it maybe it wasn't. It seems today that many parents treat their kids like a hobby rather than a fulltime job. I teach part-time at a charter school and so many of these kids are lacking what they really need at home for a variety of reasons. I just found it interesting that it would end up under hobbies.
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@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
28 Feb 09
Haha. Right. Parenting is hard. But maybe I can call it a hobby myself, because I myself is having fun with it. I mean of course there are times when I just have to yell at something serious (yell not directly to my child, you know, just SCREAM not too loudly, LOL) - but these things are part of it. I would say there is still more fun than pain in parenting... especially if you have a child with a bubbly personality. He always says funny things, makes funny remarks, funny face.. Things like that.
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@Canellita (12059)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Good for you! It seems as though you have the right attitude for it. Kids can be such a delight at times.
@Spook619 (335)
28 Feb 09
If someone enjoys parenting that much, maybe it can seem like a hobby?
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@Canellita (12059)
• United States
28 Feb 09
ROFLOL!!!!! I would love to meet that person! I know a lot of people who would like to drop their kids off at their house for a few hours, lol!