Originally Posted by Merely
Some people, whether male or female, are not made to be good parents, I think - which is to say, they lack some of the intuitions that would make it either enjoyable for them, or. more broadly, particularly wise.
I don't think that's it at all. I've actually had women ask me on dates because they thought I'd make a great father. I am a very nurturing person and tend to end up in teaching/mentoring roles often, both at work and even sometimes in my social life. And I love babies too. I'm great with them, but man oh man do I love being able to hand them to their parents when our dinner party ends and I go back to my quiet peaceful child-free home. There's a difference between being good at something and wanting to do it. Some of us simply don't want the lifestyle that comes with children. The idea of having to find a babysitter for a date-night... ew! Even the thought of it makes me shudder. Raising a child is more or less a 20 year commitment, and that only covers 9 months of pregnancy plus the 18 years and a few months through high school.
Originally Posted by HackerX
Speaking of kids, my wife is pregnant and baby is due this August. I'm planning to quit this hobby and spend the money on the kid, hopefully he grows up and recognizes his dad's hobby and in return buy him some nice juices.
A: Congrats to you both! To all three of you, really!
B: I guess it depends on what form of this hobby you practice. Are you a collector for the collection's sake, or are you more of a sniffer? It would be awesome if this forum had an expert on budget scents. I've seen many people here comment on how they own $20 scents that outshine their $200 scents. Of course, that's not the norm among cheap scents, but there are some amazing budget-friendly ones to be found.