Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
vancanh, Eilleen, shahpuja, ChauffeurCaller, radhasri
58347 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Most Online410
Feb 3rd, 2018
Top Posters(30 Days)
Angie 11
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#359997 - 12/15/07 08:05 PM Shopping for kids did NOT really enjoy it much!  
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 476
Athena_Marina Offline
Athena_Marina  Offline

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 476
HA! Soon as I'd written that line I realised how it could sound, like I'm trying to buy a baby or something! Oh HELL NO!
I'm talking about buying things for kids.
Remember I am a teacher so I work with kids.
I really LOVE my class this year (so far, I only have 17 and I could get up to 10 more next month HELP! and they could be little *@#! for all I know!) they are cute, funny, sweet, smart (well not ALL!!) and well behaved. Now my colleague and I agreed we'd buy them a gift each.
OK somehow this job fell to me! Maybe cos she works longer hours (but again, that's not my fault!) or cos she was visiting her mum in a country area on the weekend?
ANYWAY I've got pretty much everything but although like I said they're great kids, the best class I have EVER had and I DO feel blessed to have such a great bunch and I DO agree they deserve a present, buying it was kinda boring!
And I found myself thinking I hope this is OK, I hope they like it etc. And although I was pleased with the things I found (my colleague and I had talked about what to look out for) after I'd got most of it I decided I had done ENOUGH and I didn't want to do any more!
Plus I got it as close to home as possible!
I could have gone a bit further out to maybe a cheaper shop or more selection (although what I found was nice) but I admit I didn't want to! I just wanted to get it out of the way.
I am happy to give them a present and even though I can get the money back, I don't want to - they've earned it.
But the actual act of BUYING the stuff, and looking for it, was such a bore chore it was NOT a pleasure AT all.
Now I don't mind cos it's just a Christmas thing, fine. But I think I would personally find it SO DULL shopping constantly for kiddie things they wanted or needed.
Call me selfish if you want - and I happen to have some pretty UNselfish reasons for not having/wanting kids too - but that's how I feel.
I mean, take my mum. She LOVES shopping and she especially loves buying things for me and I guess for my brother and for his kids. But me, NUH UH!
It's just NOT my THING!

I leave the child-rearing to people who feel called to it. I've never felt that call.
Living Without Children - Automated Note
For New Visitors: This forum exists as a support community for people who are living a child-free existence. This area is here to help nurture, inspire and educate those who, for whatever reason, are living their lives without children in the home.

Posts made here must be supportive of this lifestyle choice. Comments should not question a person's decision to or reasons for being child free. Those negative comments are called "bingoing" or "trolling" and are not allowed. Please be sure you are aware of this forum's intentions and rules before posting!

#360017 - 12/15/07 11:38 PM Re: Shopping for kids did NOT really enjoy it much! [Re: Athena_Marina]  
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,344
happytobechildfree Offline
happytobechildfree  Offline

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,344
Some women love shopping, but not all do. My sister hates it too! Anyway, that's actually the part I like. I love buying kids presents. I bet with so many of them it is hard to decide what to get all of them. I forget how old your "kids" are, but if they are under say 10, I'm sure they will just be thrilled that you got them something. I think kids like their teachers until they become too cool. LOL. And you are doing a very nice thing! It sounds like shopping might not be your thing, and that's very okay.

Save your own life - don't have kids!

Brand New Posts
How do you change a world?
by Lynne - ChristianLiving. Christian Living
03/17/18 05:45 PM
What's to be afraid of?
by Lynne - ChristianLiving. Christian Living
03/17/18 05:43 PM
Haunted Kingsport, Tennessee Theater
by ParanormalHost. Paranormal
03/17/18 05:33 PM
What are you looking forward to today?
by Nancy Roussy. Self Development
03/17/18 04:18 PM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Nancy Roussy. Inspiration
03/17/18 04:16 PM
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy. Inspiration
03/17/18 04:13 PM
Did you dream last night?
by Nancy Roussy. Dreams
03/17/18 04:04 PM
What's your Typical Daily Menu?
by Nancy Roussy. Low Carb
03/17/18 04:01 PM
2018: On this day . . .
by Mona - Astronomy. Astronomy
03/17/18 03:00 PM
St Patrick's Day – Wearing the Cosmic Green *new*
by Mona - Astronomy. Astronomy
03/17/18 02:33 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 122 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod

| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 1.111s Queries: 14 (0.043s) Memory: 2.0095 MB (Peak: 2.0888 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-03-18 00:09:43 UTC