Thursday, May 13, 2010

BBC Week 2

Week 2 Prompt: In the book Theo talks about how he's scared to have kids and doesn't ever want to have any. Do you feel his feeling are valid?

As always, what are your feelings about the book this week?

I think his feelings are valid. I sometimes feel that people are worried about their family history when it comes to having kids. I am not sure if he is really justified with this disease(not reading enough research), but I know that parents can be carriers for other syndromes, and issues that could bring concerns in having children.

I have an idea where the book is going and it is great so far... In fact as soon as I am done writing this I am going back to reading my next 100 pgs.

Side note: talked to my dad and he said that my sister did end up going quiet at a point in her childhood after she babbled a great deal. He also said that he was not a fan of the pediatrician that she had so they switched before having me. Also he said if it's shots that did this to her, then he wished for a shot to bring her back to "normal." There are lots of times I just wish she would "wake up." My dad works so hard to help her and I just want him to not have to worry about her anymore... Ok enough rambling :-)


~His~ said...

Yep, autism might not be the only challenge parents have. There are so many others that could be a possability. I come from two very addictive personalities and I get worried when I have children in the future but it's how you handle all of it that would influence his decision. Happy Reading!

Jen said...

I also feel they do have some validity to them. I would have been hesitant to have kids if I had these issues as well. Would you say that growing up the way you did has influenced if you and your hubby would like kids? I know your sister wasn't diagnosed til later in life and is high fuctioning, but do you have any reservations? I guess like you said though, sometimes people are too worried about their family history.

Amanda Brandeburg said...

I am not sure currently about kids. The jury is still out on that. Not only do we have my sister, but he has some issues on his side too and I am not sure about if it would be passed down. I don't think it would prevent us from having kids later if we so choose, but right now we are good with stealing Landon every once and a while :-)