@myconidiosyncrasy I always thought it was weird the way people talk about parenthood and becoming a parent. Like it's just this natural thing or whatever but there's so much learning and figuring out you have to do, esp if you want to like, enact your values in your parenting I think. It's bizarre and no one told me that going into it! But I know there are others who feel the same way!

@myconidiosyncrasy my kid is turning 5 in about a month and only recently have I REALLY absorbed the fact that I'm a parent. All the time I'm like "wtf I made this person lmao." And like my whole life revolves around this person. Everything I do and can't do. All of the hard choices I make and things I do to try and do better than I had. But still they'll fall asleep in my arms and I'm like "this is surreal"

Me: mom can we have existential sci-fi time travel movie?
Mom: We have existential sci-fi time travel movie at home
Existential sci-fi time travel movie at home:

Food, lewd, why would you post this please stop 

Food, lewd, why would you post this please stop 

@richdecibels "f*kin loser destroy this glove you suck at knitting."

"Okay that wasn't so bad"

*Assorted mom guilt themes*

@redoak I've been harping on my partner to get signal but literally this is gonna be us.

Resisting the urge to block a complete stranger bc they look a LOT like a shitty ex-roommate of mine. I know it's not them bc the stranger's politics are too good (which is to say they are a bit more developed than a liberal who very recently moderately radicalized).

mental health 

@wretchedsimmons ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ we like-a da cartoons italiano ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ“บ

My kid asked me to draw a character like in one of those "Italian cartoons" which I later clarified they meant a Japanese anime when I had no idea what an Italian cartoon was. They said I should send my character design to an Italian cartoon maker and that I can do the voice acting too. So see you suckers later I'm off to make famous Italian cartoons.

@wretchedsimmons I've just been trying to build my patreon and hope that will... Happen somehow except I loathe marketing so ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป

Kids are awesome and sweet and fascinating. Being their primary caretaker under capitalist patriarchy can utterly suck your soul from you. It's lonely but it's also filled with warmth and sweetness. I feel like that album talks about that and I just don't see art that is by, for, and about parents quite like this! (Deleted and redrafted to update pronouns- didn't know they were non binary but even more excited now ๐Ÿ˜)

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