... I explained to her the big indian man who was blue and triangular, and very angry... did not like what was going on.
There was a woman in a dress too who was agitated and insulting.
Many times, doors would slam on me, rooms would fill with smoke, things would go flying off of counters /walls/ etc.. and it would just be all around creepy.
I have never knew of anyone who could do that..
See it? see stuff like that? feel it ? sense it? communicate with it?
Work with it?
oh god no.
he will be here in 2 weeks.
Sometimes, I find myself condemning addicts, alcoholics, users, abusers..
Apparently she has no one now but her father.
shewolfnm wrote:Apparently she has no one now but her father.
this bothered me the day I read it.
The day it was posted.
It stuck with me.
Still bothers me.
"no one but her father"
All I could think about was how lucky she was to have a father who loved her, cared for her,
was her father. no one but ... it felt so dismissive of the important role of a father in child's life
Whenever I get p*d with ebrown's reactions to people's comments about parenting,
I come back to this and realize he's quite often right about people not valuing fathers.
Had to come back to this ... avoided looking at it again for a long time ...
couldn't just leave it there for someone else to see and think that no one noticed it.
I get ehBeth's reply. I'd have to read back though about the father,
but I agree generally that fathers can be good, wonderful, at being
the main parent, even only parent. I know it.
You did a good thing in your life, David.
Not having an offspring..
However, I was thinking it was a good thing from the offspring point of view...
If that is true then I should not have had a child either.
I 'm only saying that its risky;
u can t know what nor who u r going to get, beforehand.
When u find out, it is too late ( and very illegal ) to send him back.
Quote:U got lucky.I did not have the best mother
My father was gone and an abusive alcoholic having more children
then he could ever remember. The other men in my life who tried
to be father figures were abusive sexually, physically and emotionally.
yet I look at my daughter and I have done a fantastic job bringing up a wonderful person.
Some children are horrors n terrors, burning down the place.
Quote:Maybe that coud be possible; a lot depends upon WHOM.When you parent out of love as you should, it does not matter what your parenting 'experience ' is.
I bet david might have enjoyed being a parent.
We act differently toward different people.
We feel differently toward different people.
I am skeptical that babies r fungible nor tabula raza.
Even twins sometimes have different personalities, interests n goals.
Quote:Being a parent is learning a new level of love.
I 'll take your word for it,
but what if it is rejected or not reciprocated?
Quote:To a limited extent, I have,I wish everyone could experience that.
based upon being financially generous to children in the environment.
There have been occasions when I 've been asked to take care of children
for a short time, who were friends already; thay joined in the request.
Thay r adults now in their 20s & 30s.
Quote:Even those who dont want children, experiencing that love is amazing.
Yes; its good to have friends of any age,
above the age when the ability to speak begins.
My ex-girlfriend used to live with me, with her daughter, between ages 2 to 4.
I understand that she has a son of her own now, around ten years old.