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to look at my children and think "wow, look what I MADE"

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twilight3 Thu 21-Jul-11 17:13:40

... and I know that repgnancy and birth is not some sort of great achievement given that billions of women on the planet do it all the time... They're teenagers now (and we miracolously get along great -which I probably just jinxed), but I still look at them some times and despite all logic I think "wow, I MADE life, twice, and they're now going out in the owrld doing their own little thing".
I probably ABU. Maybe should start drinkn so early on a thursday ;-)

twilight3 Thu 21-Jul-11 17:14:37

shouldN'T How Freudian was that!

AgentZigzag Thu 21-Jul-11 17:16:02

Awww YANBU smile

dexter73 Thu 21-Jul-11 17:16:31

I thought the same thing about my macaroni cheese last night!

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Thu 21-Jul-11 17:16:45

YANBU. I do this, but mine is only 17mo. It's lovely to think I might still feel that way when she is a teenager.

NearlyHeadlessnickelbabe Thu 21-Jul-11 17:16:54

YANBU - it's amazing isn't it!
that we're capable of doing that.

twilight3 Thu 21-Jul-11 17:17:44

did your macaroni cheese "go out in the world doing its own little thing"? That was a hell of a recipe dexter, lol

BerryLellow Thu 21-Jul-11 17:18:47


It's one of the few things I've done really right, my dcs are bloody gorgeous.


pjmama Thu 21-Jul-11 17:18:52

I sometimes look at mine and think "wow, what have I done?!" ha ha! Only on the more challenging days!

Seriously tho they amaze me every day, I can't believe they're mine and I got so lucky!

twilight3 Thu 21-Jul-11 17:19:14

awww, thanks girls, I feel a bit less like a weirdo now :-)

MissPenteuth Thu 21-Jul-11 17:19:44

YANBU, I do the same with my 16mo. It's funny how pregnancy/childbirth can be both the most mundane and natural thing, and yet also the most amazing.

dexter73 Thu 21-Jul-11 17:19:57

No because my dd came back from her DofE expedition and demolished it as she had eaten all her food the day before! I totally agree with you btw. Teenagers are fab!

Cocoflower Thu 21-Jul-11 17:21:52

And where were they before they got made?

Its weird to think of all this life we had before they were born and they weren't there. They were just nothing. Nothing at all... its too weird!

AgentZigzag Thu 21-Jul-11 17:24:42

I'm now wondering how someone will be outraged and manage to twist it into you being unreasonable grin

twilight3 Thu 21-Jul-11 17:26:29

I know Coco, you live 20/30/40 years without them and it's fine, it's normal, and as soon as you spend a second with them can't imagine (or remember) life before they arrived!
I also get weirded out by the thought that if I had had sex a day earlier or later than I did I would have completely different children and the ones I have would have never existed!

I think I have existential issues and need therapy...

twilight3 Thu 21-Jul-11 17:27:57

This is MN Agent, I fully expected to be told that IABU and that most people procreate etc. MN can surprise you all the time, what a lovely bunsh we are grin

bruffin Thu 21-Jul-11 17:28:12

twilight - I feel the same and mine are teenagers as well!

JamieAgain Thu 21-Jul-11 17:31:34

I think this most days (when I'm not thinking "My God What Have We done?")

DH and I give each other a soppy look over the breakfast table. We really think they are beautiful boys. And so clever!

HomemadeCommunistRussia Thu 21-Jul-11 17:31:51

twillight3 I loving your online slurring grin

I too often wonder at what I have created hmm

Cocoflower Thu 21-Jul-11 17:32:20

And if our parents had done the deed at a different time we wouldnt be here... or would we but maybe in a different body?

I guess it depends if you believe in souls...

SpecialFriedRice Thu 21-Jul-11 17:32:24


I often think that about my DD (3)... I just look at her and think I made her, from almost nothing! I sometimes think how easily she could have not existed. She was a happy accident so not like I was trying. So one crazy night has changed my life forever.

HomemadeCommunistRussia Thu 21-Jul-11 17:32:56

I'm ffs and I haven't been drinking smile

Cocoflower Thu 21-Jul-11 17:34:26

Oh and twilight here is head spinner for you

You are as old as your grandmother and were inside her body at one point

JamieAgain Thu 21-Jul-11 17:34:29

I like it when they say something to disagree with me that shows they have a grasp of logic and their own views.

Not all the time mind you

slightlymad72 Thu 21-Jul-11 17:34:52

I am looking at my 19 year old thinking 'at last I have found a use for her', she is cooking tea for the family.
I am looking at my 10 year old, thinking 'they're not my genes', he is wrapping himself in cardboard and sellotape, pretending to be a ninja Robot.
I am looking at my 12 year old, thinking 'where did I go wrong?' he wants to keep hold of every broken item, so when he opens his restaurant (he is only just learning to cook) he can have 'conversation' pieces dotted around the place.
Only 3 hours before I can start sending them to bed grin and indulge in a wine

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