|Honey likes children when they are old enough to do things he likes --|
like throwing poppers on the cement during Fourth of July.
He then likes them to go entertain themselves.
I get my baby fix by holding the little ones. While The Teenager believes that my collection of four-legged children is merely a replacement for the two-legged variety, that's not actually the case. If a child were dropped in my lap because (God forbid!) something happened to the parent/s, of course I would step up to the challenge. But voluntarily bringing one into the world -- no, thank you. I have enough teenage and young adult kids to take care of and I am tired all the time.
Instead I will gladly play with babies, talk with toddlers, and teach school age children how to bake, read, clean, build...and then I will gladly hand those children back to their mothers at the end of the day and be grateful for my (somewhat) quiet home.
|I'll do silly things to get a baby to laugh.|