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My sister got quite upset when I told her I didn't like babies. Is liking all babies a woman thing?

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Posted - February 22

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  • 16282
    I think there are some women who don't like babies.  I'm not one of them.  I think a lot of men are intimidated by how small they are and find themselves afraid of handling them.  
      February 22, 2021 10:56 AM MST
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  • 35285
    I handled my own two quite well. It was a great experience, but I am done with that.
      February 22, 2021 12:49 PM MST
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  • 16282
    I can understand that.  I have no kids, but when my nieces and nephews came along, I was very involved with them.  I gave each of the couples a week's babysitting so they could go on vacation.  I had the kids do sleepovers for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other times.  I cleaned up snotty noses, changed diapers gave them baths, etc.  Nos they've had their own kids, and I haven't done any of that.  They now have their own aunts and I get great-aunt status :)
      February 22, 2021 9:38 PM MST
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  • 5967
    I don't think so. 

    Do your grandchildren call you "Grumpy"? 

    :)
      February 22, 2021 6:33 PM MST
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  • 35285
    Nope...just grandpa. I'm not grumpy around them. In fact, I'm quite silly. Also, they are no longer babies. They range from 5-13.
      February 23, 2021 9:20 AM MST
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  • 5967
    I think "Grumpy" is a cute name for a grandpa.                                                                          

    I've thought about what I'd like my grandma name to be, in case I get to be a grandma.                I'm glad you're a silly, non-grumpy grandpa. :)
      February 23, 2021 6:01 PM MST
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  • 11650
    I get called Grumpy, even though I rarely am with them. My granddaughter in particular is the apple of her grandfather's eye - I had to scold her once for scribbling on the wall and she was scandalized! "Grumpy doesn't get angry with me, that's not how the world works!"

    My grandson is harder to reach, due to his autism. I love him to bits, but he's in a different world much of the time.
      February 23, 2021 6:09 PM MST
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  • 5967
    See, it's a cute name for a grandpa! 

    I'm sure you're doing exactly as you should with your beautiful grandson. You'll continue to love him and keep working on the bridge that will connect your world with his. I'll bet you both have lessons to share with one another.  
      February 23, 2021 6:29 PM MST
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  • 11650
    He's four and currently non-verbal. His sister is two and talks enough for both of them and then some, but given her age, quite a lot of what she says is intelligible to her and nobody else.
      February 23, 2021 6:32 PM MST
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  • 5967
    I'll bet they're a lot of fun! 
      February 23, 2021 6:42 PM MST
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  • 11650
    They are when they're behaving. Zachary has autism-related "meltdowns" from time to time, which are never pleasant. Zayianna is a red-headed diva with a temper to match - luckily I never have to be the "bad guy", discipline is Daddy's problem.
      February 23, 2021 7:17 PM MST
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  • 1509
    i don’t like all babies. especially the ugly ones. 
      February 22, 2021 7:17 PM MST
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  • 35285
    I have only seen one ugly baby. He looked like a white gorilla. He was named 'Bubba'.
      February 23, 2021 9:22 AM MST
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  • 11650
    Yours?
      February 23, 2021 6:29 PM MST
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  • 417
    No it's not a woman thing, I know plenty of men that like babies.
      February 22, 2021 7:33 PM MST
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