« Last post by NFPwife on Today at 04:47:27 PM »
I liked #12 about biting your tongue when non-parents complain about being tired/busy. It's absolutely not a contest and while having children can be exhausting (I don't have any but frequently take a nap after returning my niece and nephew to my sister and BIL) other things are exhausting as well. And it's actually possible for more than one person to be exhausted at the same time.
Oh my goodness, yes. I hate this with a passion. A few months back I was suffering from mono, and I also have hypothyroidism, so I was barely able to keep my eyes open. One of my parent-friends was making comments about how it would be so much worse if I was a parent. Well, yes, it probably would be, as I'd have to take care of a kid on top of being sick. On the other hand, it already felt pretty bad! It doesn't help me in any way to be told that it's harder for parents. Gosh, I guess I'll just perk right up then!
How ridiculously invalidating. I cannot understand why ppl have to get into exhaustion contests...