By kenny friedman on Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Filed Under: words I hate
People said I'd lose my fear of children as the pregnancy goes along. I'm proud to say that I have proved them wrong.
Yesterday there was a kid in my office and I walked the other way so I wouldn't have to meet it.
And before I go on I want to stress, again, that I'm super psyched that we're having a kid and psyched for this pre-kid to come out.
I'm not sure what the deal is but kids really do freak me out. There are a handful out there that I feel comfortable around, and yes if I know you I'm of course talking about your kid. But most scare me.
At the risk of sounding like an ass for comparing my pre-kid to a dog, I think I'll try a little analogy.
I was never a dog person. I didn't really know how to interact with them. I was also a believer of the 'master is a slave' thing because you have to pick up their poo.
But a few years ago we got a dog, and I love her. Plus she opened me up to liking other dogs. And while I don't like picking up her poo, and especially hate saying "Kalli go potty," I've realized it's a necessary evil.
However I am not a dog person. I am not a fan of a dog just because it's a dog. I think most breeds are weird. (if you have a dog I love that breed...so cute.)
But when I'm walking Kalli I have to interact with other dogs and owners. A lot of other owners want to chat about their dog and my dog and parks and dog day care and collars and such. My extent of the conversation goes like this.
Me: what kind of dog is that. Them: the breed. Me: (not listening) oh...cute (walk away).
So you're probably thinking, where is he going with this? I'm actually not sure myself...but I am wondering how my attitude towards kids will change once I have one.
Will I become a 'kid person'? Will I like most kids or still stay super selective? Will I be engaging with other parents or just ask them what kind of kid they have?
Will I just talk about kid stuff...I feel like this happens often now, I justify by thinking that people are asking questions. I apologize if it's annoying. I will try to stop because I don't want to call any of my friends to tell them my baby stared at a grape.
We'll find out.
As an update to the pre-kid action it's moving around when I talk to it. It doesn't do that for anyone else...yeah maybe it's trying to cover it's ears but it's still cool.
And Staci is doing awesome. There was a little scare last week when she had a ton of back pain. It was just Sciatica. It's funny that we celebrated Sciatica.