I love Kevin. I’ve blocked every status update from Facebook people who are parents. “Awwww, poor me, I can’t do everything I wanna do because I have a kid…..Whoah is me, I have to deal with sick kids (Because I put them in daycare around plenty of other sick kids)…Whaaaaaa, I want me time!!”
Don’t want to deal with sick kids? Don’t have kids. Problem solved.
I’m a mum of a four year-old and I go to great efforts to 1. not whine about it (though I’d feel like an a-hole doing so, I don’t see my daughter as a burden and she’s awesome) and 2. not talk about anything to do with being a mum but unless asked for advice.
I think at the end of the day whiners are whiners regardless of what’s happening in their lives.
Give new parents a year to get it out of their systems. After that point if it’s still all they talk about you’ll probably have to give up on them ever being interesting again.