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Do you like them? Do you have one? Do you like them? I like babies, but only when they're not crying, and only after they get to be three months or so and start being interesting.

-- Anonymous, June 13, 2001


I really enjoy being around babies. Friends of mine have a baby and he is the most pleasant baby I have ever been around. He is just fun to play with. But sometimes when babies get colicky they aren't as fun...but that will pass. Babies are overall...Fun!

-- Anonymous, June 13, 2001

Yep, I like babies. I've got three...youngest is 3 yrs, so not quite a baby anymore. But they were all fun as babies. A crying baby is not a fun thing...and our second had quite a bit of colic, which means she cried alot...perhaps that explains the 4 year gap between the last two? But over all babies are great!

-- Anonymous, June 13, 2001

I do not usually like babies. I LOVED mine because they were mine but I didn't love them because they were babies. Babies worry me to death because you don't know what's WRONG or if something IS wrong or anything else. And they just lay around and cry and you have to get up in the middle of the night all the time and then they grow up and treat you horribly. Sometimes I don't even like my own kids. Love them but that isn't the same as liking. It's rare that I find a kid I like though.

At least in this area.

The majority of them are spoiled rotten little monsters and they stomp and kick while Mommy stands to the side just watching and saying stupid inane crap like, "oh not so rough Jambalaya and Annaserena."

I sound like a horrible Mom but oh well. Everyone has to have some kind of issue to grow up and bitch about. Mine will be well equipped.

-- Anonymous, June 13, 2001

I'm usually cool with babies; most of my friends have good babies. Also, we've got 8 babies on our block under the age of 2. All boys. Must be something in the water, as they say. The two girls on the block are bummed.

Anyway. I've known quite a few women who play with babies every chance they get so they can burn off those maternal instincts and enjoy vicarious motherhood, then go home. Kind of like my wife and other people's dogs (she used to breed/groom dogs, but I'm allergic, so no furry friends for us).

-- Anonymous, June 13, 2001

I have waded the plains of dirty diapers, walked a squalling baby till sleep overtook that little darlin', helped point babies in the right direction till they could flail away on their own. After five kids, seven grandchildren and greats too numerous to mention (can't keep up on the count anymore) and at eighty years of age I still melt when I see a baby or get to hold one in my arms. It maybe a man thing for the most part, but I enjoyed each and every minute that I was with our children as they grew and then with one of my grands as they grew to adulthood and I am now enjoying doing the same thing with the greats. They are persons in their own rights as babies, but oh to watch as they grow and begin to communicate . . . . . . I was one once myself.

-- Anonymous, June 13, 2001

I love babies. I have several, and I'd have more but that's not possible. I think they're remarkable little creatures when you stop and just look at them -- even if they are screaming and crying. And I think they're pretty neat when they're brand new, even before they "get interesting" because they are so very new, and you can just watch them trying to get their bearings in this weird world. It's pretty amazing when you stop and think about all that they're experiencing for the first time, and all that they have to look forward to. And when they smile, forget about it, I'm all done for.

Okay, maybe I've just spent too much time with babies in the past few years.

-- Anonymous, June 14, 2001

I love babies. Especially with a little ketchup.

Just kiddin'. I still get a warm fuzzy everytime I pull out baby pics of my lil' angel. I can still remember the days when she couldn't talk and how much I wished she could talk cuz it'd be such fun to have someone to talk and sing with while sitting in traffic on the way to daycare. She's five now, and lemme tell ya, the girl is making up for those initial non-talkative years. Talk, talk, talk all the time talking. She's definietly all girl - you can tell by the sheer volume of stuff she can think of and talk about to no end. I wouldn't have it any other way though and I hope I have a few more just like her.

-- Anonymous, June 14, 2001

Their heads are big and funny looking.

-- Anonymous, June 14, 2001

I hate goddamn babies. Okay, perhaps "hate" is a rather strong word, but I'm trying to be honest. I don't have a baby; this is almost obvious. People with babies tend to like them. People who don't like babies seem to become fascinated by them after they have one. I don't think I'm above it, but speculating about my future baby-loving self wasn't the question. I just don't like them for now - I feel nervous and tense around them. They're so fragile and seemingly disaster- prone.

-- Anonymous, June 18, 2001

I was fearful & apprehensive about Other People's Babies before I had one of my own - I lived in fear that they'd ask me to hold theirs or something. I just didn't grok the whole baby vibe.

Once I had my daughter, I learned with difficulty how to figure her out, so to speak (never 100%, mind you). Now she's two and living with her dad and I only get to see her part of the time, and I'm wistful for those times we were together, which I didn't appreciate so much at the time.

It's hard to undo the baby-love-thang once it gets started. I'm not sure it's possible to undo it, really.

-- Anonymous, June 21, 2001

yeah i like babies. i have a baby fetish. i've opened up a store in paduca, kentucky where people bring their babies. it's called GOO GOO GAH GAH. we got a ton of stuff you can do with your baby. you can dress him up in all kinds of costumes and a take it's picture. you can also punch babies there. it's a real underground kind of thing going on now. people come in and they have a go at some babies. babies seem to like the idea... the punchers do as well.

-- Anonymous, December 25, 2001

I don't like babies. I don't think they are remotely appealing, just selfish, demanding, smelly and irritating. What really gets me is the way all parents believe their babies love them. Oh please! Wake up and smell the coffee, mums and dads-your baby does not love you. Babies do not give a toss about ANYONE OR ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD OTHER THAN THEMSELVES!!!!! Their only concern is to get exactly what they want and get it right now this minute, or else-the screaming starts. And when babies get upset about being separated from their parents, it's not because they actually CARE about their parents-they just want them around 24/7 to take care of their constant needs. Love is about being concerned for another person and meeting their needs, not just emotional attachment-so while parents love their babies, babies do not return this love. It is a totally one-sided relationship. I keep reading in textbooks about have babies are designed to look cute so that adults will feel protective and want to take care of them. Well, all the features that are supposed to be "cute" just annoy me. I don't like their stupid over-large, domed heads or their jerky limbs. I don't like the dumb snuffling noises they make, but the worst thing of all is the screaming. How ANYONE can put up with that, the most hideous and provoking noise on God's green earth, is utterly beyond me. It is supposed to stimulate parents to coo and rush to the baby to look after it. I'm only amazed it doesn't stimulate them to throw the mewling, puking little dictator out the nearest window. There.

-- Anonymous, June 07, 2002

I say - how unfortunate. The person who writes before me obviously needed to have a good smack round the head.

I quite lilke the lil buggers, I wuld quite like onne of my own at some point. not right now though. tThats all i have to say

-- Anonymous, June 12, 2002

I love babies! I've had two myself and just loved them! I didn't love carrying them because of the morning sickness and other problems, but once they got here I thoroughly enjoyed my babies. I love children period. I work with constantly and look forward to it. Kids can tell if you really care about them or not. They can also tell if you are scared of them so I make sure that they understand that I will love them, but I won't put up with any of their crap! Each one of them has understood me and we've gotten along fine.

-- Anonymous, July 11, 2002

1.yes i love him 2.yes 3.all the way

-- Anonymous, September 06, 2002

I have a baby and of course I love him. I love the way he needs me to help him. I love the way he needs me to teach him. I love the way he needs me to comfort him when he hurts. I love him for everything he is and everything I will help him to become.

-- Anonymous, October 11, 2002

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