Originally Posted by YGirl
For the record, if someone else's kid was staying with me and it fell out of bed, I'd rush over to it and comfort it, too, because it's "the right thing to do" even if it's "not my cup of tea". (And sorry about calling a hypothetical kid "it", but that is easier than writing "he or she" over and over. If "it" was a specific kid, then I'd use their name or the personal pronoun.)
I get that. I hope you didn't think I was suggesting YOU weren't that kind of person!
I was just saying SOME people aren't like that. You know?
I watch it ALL of the time. People watch a child getting hurt, or screaming in terror lost or whatever and they just "mind their own business". I can't do it.
I also can't withhold my heart from a child, they need love, and instinctually-even when I don't want to, I give it.
In point of fact-I've started limiting myself from having ANY new friends with small children-because of this truth about myself... (sorry, off topic)