Is motherhood boring?

@ecogal (522)
United States
May 22, 2007 4:56pm CST
Have you heard about the lady that wrote an article about how her children bore her to death? She's been on Opera and 20/20. I forget her name.What do you think about it? Is motherhood ever boring to you?
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@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
22 May 07
Well, I'm not a mom and never will be :P, father would be another story once in the future. I can see though how it might be boring, especially if you don't work along whilst raising them. You're quite out of the loop when it comes to interaction with adults and on top of that seeing as to how having children gets praised so much these days by many as wonderful it can only be pretty much less than what your expectations might be.
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• Canada
13 Jun 07
i Love being a mom! It's exciting everyday to see the changes in my daughter! she is growing up too fast!! She will be 2 in September and she is amazing!
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
22 May 07
I guess it all depends on how nurturing you are, and how thrilled about raising children you are. I find it boring.. I been helping raise children since the age of 9 years old. I can not stand them, so I do not want to ever be a mother, or a father... I find it horrible boring sitting there watching and chasing after a child every to minutes. Yes, there are some fun moments, but for me... Child raising is the more boring thing I can do.... I need to be mentally and physically involved in something that I do not have to watch every two minutes.. I am more of a pet person. So pet sitting, and watching and raising animals is more interesting.. to me.. I find humans in general to be boring.. and when Babies and little ones come up to me.. I am the type that just stand there and smile and pretend I enjoy it, as my thoughts are saying.. "Please, Lord.. Get these things away from me!" "Help!" I am not much of a children person. So I would not make a good mother/father due to this. :) . - DNatureofDTrain
@ecogal (522)
• United States
22 May 07
Do you think you would feel differently about children if your past was different?
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
23 May 07
I am not sure if I would. I tend to be more of an animal person than a people person. But if my past were different maybe I would be more tolerant and excited about it because it would be something new.. I guess when you been living in a motherly role since the age of 9 on and off.. it sort of takes all the fun out of it over time, like anything else. Children are wonderful, and fun.. but for me.. I guess pets for me are easier to understand, and keep safe and out of trouble... make less messes too.. Motherhood to those I watch enjoy it look wonderful for those types of people. I just.. it's not my type I guess... I am not made out for that kind of responsibility full time. I can handle being a mother for 3-4 hrs but any longer I sort of go into major anxieties.. so I think it is also a mental thing, I get to wound up or something. - DNatureofDTrain
• United States
23 May 07
for me its not boring, i love my daughter, she is 3 months old and sleeps alot, but she is the most precious thing in this world to me, being a mother is never boring, there is simply just too much stuff that needs to be done! if that lady thinks her kids are boring, she shouldnt be a mom at all, she should give them up to people who want them and will love them unconditionally, before she does something she will regret for the rest of her life...there are too many moms out there who dont care enough and kill their own children because they got tired of taking care of them, its horrible!
@ecogal (522)
• United States
23 May 07
Congrats on your baby!
@hotbiatch (276)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
That is absolutely rubbish! but maybe it depends but personally for me, motherhood is like the never ending roller coaster ride of my life. I get really high especially when my son hugs me or kisses me when I not expecting one and he annoys me and makes me mad as hell and he gives me the biggest frights in my life but all of it is worth it because I love every moment I get to spend with my son.
@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
23 May 07
No i don't think motherhood is boring. I am a mother of two small children and i find it rather challenging, exciting and everyday is a new discovery. If i find life so hard i just have to look at my childrens eyes and i see the innocence in their look and i felt releived and assure them that everything will be alright. I have been taking care of kids since i was like 6 years old form my younger sister to my youngest sister and then my nieces, my cousins but now i am more happier to take care and nurture my own children, they make me complete as a woman, a mother and as a person.
• United States
23 May 07
I have several days that my main conversations and my only conversations are with a 2 year old and an infant since my husband is deployed. I love being a mom and would not change it for anything in the world. There is so much you can do with them and so much you can experience with them. Activites, outings, or just nights at home. It's the best bond I have ever experienced along with the love from my husband. A child loving you no matter what you do or say and always turning to you no matter what.