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Being an adult, being a parent / Être adulte, être parent

2012 . 08 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

The notion that you aren’t a grown-up until you raise a baby is pervasive and damaging to individuals and to society.

L’idée que vous n’êtes pas adulte jusqu’à ce que vous ayez élevé un bébé est nuisible à l’individu et à la société.


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painting of three gray wolves

Gwenn Seemel
Not necessarily a lone wolf (Gray wolf) / Un loup pas tout à fait solitaire (Le loup gris)
2012
acrylic on panel / acrylique sur bois
10 x 10 inches / 25 x 25 centimètres
(detail below / détail plus bas)



peinture d'un loup gris

Gray wolves tend to live in packs with the dominant male and the dominant female reproducing.  Other members of the pack nurture the young along with the parents.

Les loups gris vivent en meutes dirigées par un couple de loups, le mâle alpha et la femelle alpha.  Ce couple est normalement le seul à procréer, mais les autres membres de la meute aident à élever les louveteaux.



painting of a red fox

Gwenn Seemel
Outfox (Red fox) / Rusé (Le renard roux)
2012
acrylic on panel / acrylique sur bois
10 x 10 inches / 25 x 25 centimètres
(detail below / détail plus bas)



peinture d'un renard roux

Red foxes have a communal breeding system similar to that of wolves, but, among these foxes, nonbreeders do not always contribute to rearing the young.

Les renards roux élèvent leurs petits dans une meute comme les loups, mais, parmi ces renards, ceux qui ne se reproduisent pas ne contribuent pas toujours au baby sitting.


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(2) Comments / Commentaires: Being an adult, being a parent / Être adulte, être parent

CJY...

I am entirely with you on this one : child free by choice and with no regrets. I have never experienced judgement for being childless - not to say it has not happened - I just think no one has ever said it to my face. I am fortunate in that I have several women friends who also chose not to have kids, and some gay male friends who have not adopted etc.,  and all my friends with kids are very respectful of my (and my husband’s) choice not to have children.It is only very recently that I have felt slightly uncomfortable being around a lot parents with children. But that will happen at a birthday party for a one year old smile. My husband was not with me at this particular event and I felt very much like the conspicuous middle-aged lady without a child.All the talk was about babies and child rearing and I felt like a frog at a squirrel party. Some of my friends in their late 30’s and early 40’s are just now getting around to starting families. It’s an interesting situation as I also have a dear friend from high school whose youngest child is 30! I would take your idea for mutual respect between Parents and child free adults a step further and say that I think more people would do well to consider whether or not they really want to be a parent. As you say , culturally procreation is an expectation. I think it is time for that to change. It’s OK not to have kids.

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Gwenn...

“A frog at a squirrel party.”  I LOVE it…and everything else you said too.  So true!

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