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Shopping for kids did NOT really enjoy it much! #359997
12/15/07 08:05 PM
12/15/07 08:05 PM
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Athena_Marina Offline OP
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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.
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Re: Shopping for kids did NOT really enjoy it much! [Re: Athena_Marina] #360017
12/15/07 11:38 PM
12/15/07 11:38 PM
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happytobechildfree Offline
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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!

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