Telling if you are ready to be a mother
20 September 2016, 19:03
Nairobi - If you have already had one child you are
ready. Baby sitting and taking care of siblings is not ready because the
parents are still around to take over your shift. Parents don’t get a break;
even while they are not in the same city they cannot do anything without first
thinking of the child.
I was going through my albums and saw a
picture of a pretty baby girl; for a minute I was nostalgic until I remembered
how broke I was and it is not even end month. Then and there the baby fever was
squashed before it could prosper.
Babies are not a joke and they are cute
only up until they cannot do things for themselves, once they are three that is
when you know you should have planned. They become savages that you want to get
My colleague had a bit of his own drama the
other day. His wife travelled on business; they are a young family so no maid
to leave the child with. He had to take the child to the wife’s sister. On the
particular day I got to witness the drama of being a parent; the child had
decided he was done being with those relatives that had to take care of him
while the mother was away.
People who have never had their own
toddlers normally assume that because it is a child you can control him or her.
Trust me, a child that cannot talk will let you know they are done and you will
not be confused as to what they want.
The child threw a ruckus until my colleague
had to go pick him up-midday- he was not done with work and his is a demanding
job. The guy had to go pick the child up and bring him to work. It was all calm
initially, he rolls the chairs around and I am thinking, ‘Oh, as long as he was
with his dad, he was okay!’
I am not even sure if we had lasted ten
minutes. He sat down and he was done being at work with the father; he started
screeching and rolling on the floor. The guy closed shop early that day and had
to take the kid home with him. As that child was crying on the floor I just
started laughing while they both looked at me and I told the guy, ‘You ask me
why I am yet to settle down and have little sh**s of my own. Well, your child
is a prime example’ and he just had to agree.
This is how I know I am not ready for
parenting. This mind numbing fear is a good contraceptive for me and it helps me
with regulating the type of male equipment that gets near me. I am not ready,
then he is also not ready! You already know the answer.
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