fyi if you’re a tiny child, there was a time when browsers didn’t have tabs. you just had the one window and had to open a separate window for every other page you wanted open simultaneously. it was real bad
as a parent it is your god damn fucking job to look after your children stop treating your children like they are burdens
you signed up to have a child, the child did not sign up to have you as a parent
keep this in mind. do not expect your children to immediately give you back all the things you give them. they are children. love them. cherish them. treat them well.
surprisingly the first person to tell me this was my mother.
I can’t even remember what happened but someone told me that I should be grateful for my mother’s “sacrifices” in raising me and said that I owed my parents for all they’d done and my mum absolutely flipped at this woman for daring to suggest that anything in raising me was a compromise from some hypothetical child-free “better” life.
I was about 8 but that was the moment I knew my mum was awesome.
Kids know if you think they’re a burden. Even if you try to be subtle about it. They pick up on it. They know.
When you make the choice to be a parent, it is your job to take care of your children. It is your job to help them, to teach them, to make sacrifices for them. That’s not conditional. It’s not just for when you feel like it or when they’re “good” enough or when you think they “deserve” it. It’s your fucking job and if you ever try to make your kid feel bad because you had to provide basic care for them, then you are not being a good parent.
abolish the concept of ‘passing’ & start accepting that theres no specific way any gender has to look to be valid
This is totally great and right in a lot of ways. but also for some trans people (me at least, and people I’ve met) feeling like you “pass” can be pretty important and validating. so, two sides to every coin I guess.
I actually thought about that after I reblogged it, too. So yeah, this is definitely an important thing that needs to be included with the original post.