Indicating to these people that having kids is the only way they will reach some higher level of understanding is both inconsiderate and rude.I don't know what the alternatives to these statements are.Please forgive me." There was no forgiveness needed. Forgiving me would have been like forgiving a fly for landing on you. I post smaller humorous content, pictures and interesting articles. So I promise to try and be more aware of how I say things, a better friend, and less of a fly. First, I should say that I am 100% guilty of all of these. I ran head first into this parenting thing, and have gladly and gratefully let it redefine me as a person.I know this reads as an advice list, but really it's advice I'm giving myself. One unforeseen side-effect has been that I view everything through the lens of parenting. For instance, I don't leave steak knives lying around as much as I used to. Unless "so and so" needs professional help, I guarantee "so and so" knows that her dog is not a human child. I also have something in my life that poops AND brings me joy."She is trying to relate to you and be a part of your life – the life where all you do is talk about your kids.As over the top as this might sound, that fear of exile is manifests when we think of asking somebody out.Part of why approach anxiety is so insidious is because we worry that we’re going to screw up so badly that everyone will hear about it.
However, romantic rejection doesn’t just represent the threat of death, or even dying alone.Lastly, if you have done or said any of these things, you don't need to apologize. It basically sounded like "Oh, you poor, delicate, non-kid having flower. I am sorry that I was so consumed in my awesome parenting that I was neglectful and dismissive of our friendship. If you're not currently a fan of the Ask Your Dad Facebook Page, you should be! Sometimes, and this is what I've recently learned, it can alienate my non-kid having friends. She also knows that having a dog is nothing like having a kid. I know that it's hard to relate when you have kids and your friends don't. " "Oh man, you think your feet hurt from working outside all day!What were once close relationships can become sporadic meet-ups where you do your best to try to catch up with someone with whom you have very little in common anymore. I've been chasing my toddler blah blah blah punch me in the face please."It's not a competition.