It’s an unspoken contract between parents and friends. Your children are adorable. The end.
But what if they’re not?
Andrew Daddo says it’s perfectly fine not to like someone else’s child. (Post continues after audio.)
A small fire erupted when a woman – she calls herself the Brown Trout, which should tell us a great deal – admitted loudly on a parenting forum recently that she no longer wanted to catch up with an old friend because her child was just too damn annoying.
“She wants what she wants immediately… she’ll scream and scream until she gets it. I think my friend should be dealing with her differently and not give in to her,” huffs Brown Trout. “I would rather not be around her. It’s rather hard on the ears. Can I tell my friend?”
We’ve all been there. Before you have children, one of your posse entering The Parenthood was like a tiny death. A treasured old mate is about to have a new favourite, and the chances are, that new member of your crew will have no manners, be intrusive and noisy and occasionally, downright rude. There goes brunch conversation. There goes getting to eat your own bacon. There goes gossiping about R-rated weekend antics without judgement.
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