Parents Share The Moment They Realized They Really Didn't Like Their Own Kid
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People say parenting is one of the most rewarding things in life. That all of the lack of sleep, constant crying, and stress is worth it when you see your baby smile. And all of that is true, for the most part.

However, being a parent is hard, and it's not always easy to give that unconditional love. Sometimes, you do your best for your kids and they still turn out to be people you can't really reconcile with.

You'll always love your kids, but sometimes it's near impossible to like them.


Redditor eyriesistable asked:

"At what point did you realize you don’t like your own kid?"


Some Reddit Users Talked About Momentary Dislike

These are parents of young, cute toddlers and are mostly joking about disliking their kid.

Laughing At Pain

"My 2 year old just yanked my hair and laughed when I said 'ouch!'. I still love him but he's a little f*cker sometimes."

– Beansinside

The Classic Toddler Offense

"My two year old got sent home from daycare today because he bit three different kids, unprovoked, before noon."

– Brandonjoe

My Pet!

"He stole my cat."

"Only 18 months old the little prick and he's always had a fascination with animals, any time he sees one he points, starts walking towards it going "aaaaaaaww""

"Anyway, me and my cat used to be best buddies but currently my cat is sat in his lap whilst he's stroking him going "aaaaaaaww""

"And it's the same every day"

– IIPESTILENCEII

A Drinking Problem

"I walked in to her room and caught my kid sitting on her bed drinking a Pepsi. She has always known we are a Faygo household. I can look past some things but when you disrespect me in my own house I just don’t know how you get past something like that."

– thebreon

Waiting To Get Her Back

"Every time the lil' f*cker wakes us up before 5 am. Can't wait untill her teenage years, I will be up at dawn every day asking why she isn't getting out of bed and make some of her day instead. Revenge is only 10 years away."

– Redlax

I Know What It Really Means

"My Boomer Uncle and his millennial son have been having the same nasty argument about the word "privilege" for 20 years. Twist. The son is the conservative one."

– Radiant-Elevator

When You Gotta Go...

"When I'm desperate to go to the bathroom and my baby won't stop crying."

– Smiling_Piano

"It'll pass. I promise. But in the meantime, get some headphones. It is okay to let the baby cry for a few minutes."

– RedtubeRepresentativ

Please, Take Them

"I don’t not like them, but I am the current owner/operator of a 15 yr old gay son and a 12 year old hetero daughter and tbh if the fox and the cat from Pinocchio showed up and offered them tickets to Pleasure Island, I’d pack ‘em a bag quick as."

"What a terrible age. Hormones + Opinions + Advanced Height Above Your Parent = every day I’m rolling my eyes and biting my tongue."

"And yes, I feel their sexuality and gender identity come in to this. Until you’ve raised a middle class white male who’s hell bent on telling you, a woman with no education who worked in heavy, male dominated industry in her 20’s, that you HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ITS LIKE TO BE MARGINALISED you have simply not lived! Apparently i have no idea what it’s like to live like these poor kids who’ve lived in the same home since they were born, have parents who give them literally everything they need, and have minimum expectations."

"But I suspect this will pass. It’ll pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass."

– kaytee1023

I Can't See Without My Glasses!

"A toddler smashed my expensive ass glasses don’t have them"

– Alone-_traveler

Others Talked About Issues That May Never Be Resolved

These are parents who don't like their kids' personalities and don't see anything ever changing.

The Laziness

"When he dropped out of Job Corps and has refused to do anything else"

– Mr_Frible

Her Nose Keeps Growing

"When she lied to me at every turn, even for stupid little things when lying wouldn’t make a difference. Sadly, she’s over 40 and still constantly lies to me."

– sashton18267

Protecting Myself

"He started hating on me from an early age. He would literally give me the cold shoulder - monosyllabic responses to me while not looking up from his games, then become open and chatty when anyone else entered the room. I ate it for years - he's just a kid, right?"

"I ended up leaving his dad. He blamed me for everything and called the cops on me after yelling at me over the phone."

"I talked to his brother after the cops left. He was so frustrated on my behalf and only then told me all the low-key things younger brother had done under the radar; he was more mean than I realized; I thought it was only directed at me. My older son was sympathetic and made me feel better. He said his younger brother had a lot of issues."

"I really don't give my younger son an option to call the cops on me again."

– IntheCompanyofOgres

He Changed, Man

"I was best friends with this boy for a long time. We went to the same school since first grade, so our families watched the both of us grow up. He became a complete d*ck sophomore year of high school and so I stopped being friends. In the years since, he’s gotten worse. I wonder if his mom likes him (I do not doubt that she loves him completely). She’s disappointed in him for not going to college, but if she knows half the sh*t he’s done to me and other girls, I wonder how she would answer this question."

– Pleasebenicetome3

A Missing Bond

"For real, I used to have an issue for several years with my three daughters. I didn't feel the parental love that one would expect. I would still protect them from harm and all that but I did not have the emotional connection I thought I would with my kids. I spoke out of concern with my wife about it several times and she suspects that it was how I was raised by an abusive father figure. Nowadays the love is there but I feel that I missed out on too many things when they were growing up. I did not bond when I was supposed to I guess. I never really went out of my way to hold them when they were little. I just pray that I hid that fact well enough from them that they don't find out. I don't want them to think I don't care..."

– BentheWarlock

Some Of Them Want To Use You

"When they became a narcissistic adult-trash talking everyone for attention, me included. They are a user (of people) like I’ve never seen before. I still love them, but do not like them."

– 6moinaleakyboat

0 for 3

"My grandmother had 3 kids and doesn't like any of them. Loves all three but doesn't like them. The first is just an a-hole who used her for money and her house like a hotel. Second... they just don't click, total opposites. Third is a needy lil mooch/hoarder who throws tantrums over stuff like the frosting color on Easter cookies because "that's not how daddy did it when I was little""

– allhailqueenspinoodi

He Is Mean

"He started hating on me from an early age. He would literally give me the cold shoulder - monosyllabic responses to me while not looking up from his games, then become open and chatty when anyone else entered the room. I ate it for years - he's just a kid, right?"

"I ended up leaving his dad. He blamed me for everything and called the cops on me after yelling at me over the phone."

"I talked to his brother after the cops left. He was so frustrated on my behalf and only then told me all the low-key things younger brother had done under the radar; he was more mean than I realized; I thought it was only directed at me. My older son was sympathetic and made me feel better. He said his younger brother had a lot of issues."

"I really don't give my younger son an option to call the cops on me again."

– IntheCompanyofOgres

Lie, Lie, Lie

"I think it's kinda sad how I know that my stepfather (who had his own daughter) wished I was his kid instead of her. To be fair, the girl kept making stories up about what we did to her and she was alienating him from the rest of his family. I think I can even pinpoint the day he realised that this wasn't miscommunication but rather her just lying about everything."

"She ran away from home and after years of fighting it was finally calm. And honestly, screw her, she didn't have to lie to anyone about us, she didn't have to steal from me or my mum to the point that a gift for my birthday was a lock on my door."

"I hope she doesn't screw over whoever is taking care of her now but I doubt it."

– Aggressive_Tear_769

These are some intense stories! Parenting is hard, and the truth is, when it's good, it's good, but when it's bad, it's really bad.


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