My kid would be doing calculus instead of triple digit subtraction.
Ze would be reading at an 8th grade level rather than a 4th grade level.
Hir handwriting would be atrocious.
Ze would not know how to put away toys.
Hir mediation skills and interaction with other kids would not be as good.
Ze wouldn’t have had as large a vocabulary.
Ze would be much better at video games.
Ze would be an even better cook.
Ze would not know much art beyond scribbles.
Ze would be playing piano already.
Anyhow, not better or worse, just different. Blah blah, it takes a village, blah blah. I need to stop reading GRS. Judgmental SAHM apparently spend a lot of time not paying attention to their children while posting on there about how WOHM don’t pay enough attention to their children… something one thought one got away from by not being on mommy forums.
(Standard disclaimer: We know that by far the majority of SAHM are not judgmental bitches. But there’s a small number who take it upon themselves to be so. Sometimes their kids turn out ok anyway! Also we’re sure there’s an equally small number of judgmental bitchy WOHM whose kids may also turn out ok anyway, as well as child-free by choice judgmental bitches, and judgmental bitchy dads… basically we’re saying judgmental bitchiness is orthogonal to parenting status, work status, and gender. This rant only covers one type of judgmental bitch, however.)
How would your kid(s) be different if hir/their parenting situation(s) were different? Or how would you be different if your parents’ situations had been different?