There is one question which I hear many times from different people which I never could understand why they are asking it. Most of you know that my kid is going to school now. The question I face is “Are you bored when he is at school?” All I want to say is, “Hell, No!!”
I don’t understand the origin of this question. I miss my kid when he is at school. But that doesn’t make me bored. In fact, I have so many things to do on a day that by the time I get ready to pick him up, I still might not have completed half the tasks I have chosen for the day. And trust me I am not lounging around watching desperate housewives all day long.
I love my kid and yes, my life revolves around his. But I was alive 26 years without him too. I can manage to get by, productively, 6 hours a day without his presence.
I don’t remember if I have asked this stupid question to anyone. Even if I had, I am sure that was before I had a baby. I don’t mind when people without kids ask me this question. Because they are not aware how busy a parent can be on a day.
If you don’t want to offend the moms rephrase the question. Are you bored implies that the person has nothing good to do. And it is offending.
Have you been through such instances? How did you deal the situation? Is it annoying to you too?
Linking to Day 6 of NaBloPoMo – November.