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Being a baby is Hard

When a newborn is crying someone will occasionally say in a babyish or condescending tone "Oh, it's so hard." or "Oh, you have such a rough life" or something to that effect.

I posit that it actually is a rough life. Sure, you don't do anything and you have your needs catered to, but this is because we're seeing it from an adult's perspective. From the newborn's perspective, you don't know when your next meal is coming, and you don't know if you're going to have to sit in your own filth forever.

You don't even know who your parents are. You don't have language, and you can only communicate via screaming. Hell, if you're being breastfed, you (and your mother) don't know how to feed you the best way right off the bat. When your diaper is changed, you don't know what's going on except that you're suddenly very cold and are having a cold, wet cloth wiping your nether regions.

I don't know about you, but I can't really blame newborns for screaming a lot of the time, even if it is annoying to adults.

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Sai Kiran Siva said...

Nice one ! :)

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