top of page

For more of my content, follow me on LinkedIn and on Instagram

  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram
  • Writer's pictureLaurence Paquette

Time for taboo! I prefer to work than to play with my kids

Updated: Oct 23, 2023

Time for taboo! I prefer to work than to play with my kids… 👶👩‍👩‍👧‍👦

I love my children, I really do! But to be completely honest, I really don’t enjoy parenting. Being a parent doesn’t make me feel fulfill in anyway and although I think my kids are fantastic and I love them unconditionally, I’d often rather work than play with them. 🏢

Am I allowed to say this out loud?

I have two children with my wife. 👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 Our oldest is almost 5 and our youngest will turn 3 in February. On this Sunday morning, as I draft this post, the kids are playing while my wife is sleeping. As I’m watching them play, I think how wonderful they are but also how being a parent is hard and definitely not my calling. I’m not bad at it, but this is definitely not my life’s purpose or the romanticized version of being a mother movies I’ve shown me. Parenting is something I do because I have kids and they need me to do so.

When that is said, I admit humbly that I would much rather work than play with my kids and this is not a one off feeling but a recurring one. Am I a bad parent?

I’m sure many others feel the same way, but I admit that my own guilt for feeling such detachment hunts me often.

So I try my hardest to be a parent and to be kind to myself. It’s ok not to feel like I have found my life’s purpose in my children and I will continue to strive to feel purpose at work and elsewhere as that is what fulfill me most…

Play with kids
Play with kids

1 Comment

Jul 15, 2022

I recommend you to reach out to this tech professional at 'hackingloop6@gmail .com, he’s a very trustworthy and reliable hacker. I read about him on Quora from some positive referrals, I contacted him but I was skeptical at first because it was my first time with such service, I sent the required details he required, including my husband's phone number and model, within five hours I was able to access both my husband's whatsapp and Facebook messages, including call logs and location on my phone. I was extremely satisfied and happy to confirm a suspected infidelity from my husband and was able to confront him with the proof of his infidelity. You can also contact him for related hacking assistan…

REcent posts
bottom of page