A mother’s shocking admission about wishing her toddler would die in his sleep caught the attention of several media outlets and online forum moderators this week.
The woman shared her story anonymously on Reddit under the name “dislikemythird.” The social media forum later deleted her post, according to the Metro.
The mother of three said she wishes she would have aborted her 3-year-old son before he was born, and she used to wish he would die in his sleep, the Mirror reports. She wrote on the forum to ask for advice from other parents. She said she “hates” feeling this way about her son, but therapy has not helped.
The mother, presumably British, said her son was unplanned. She said she and her husband were happy with their two older daughters, and they did not want a third child. But by the time she discovered she was pregnant, she said it was too late to abort him.
“I feel terrible saying this, but I found myself willing this pregnancy to have a serious problem, because that’s the exception for an abortion,” she said.
“But it was healthy. I had to fake happiness getting the ‘congratulations’ result. I felt ‘cornered’ into having the baby because I felt we couldn’t really have two babies and then ‘give one away’, and I didn’t know how to explain it to my kids who were old enough to understand I was pregnant.”
Later, she blamed her son for not having a thriving career. She said she lost a good job because she was pregnant with him, and she is stuck in a new job that she does not like.
“I honestly hated him for the first 18 months of his life,” the woman wrote. “I don’t want to be insensitive to anyone who has suffered a loss in this way, but I have to be honest, my husband and I both had a period where if he had of died in his sleep, we would have felt relief.
“I sobbed. I wished more than anything I realised I was pregnant earlier and could have had the abortion I wanted.”
The woman said she loves her daughters, but she just does not care about her young son. She said she feels obligated to read to him when he asks for a story or to give him a hug when he reaches out to her. She said she enjoys those special times with her daughters but not her son.
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“I feel like I love and care for my daughters because I genuinely love them, and I look after my son because it is my obligation to do so,” she wrote. “When he wants to talk to me, I’m not really interested, but I am when my daughters talk to me. When he comes and hugs me, I feel….nothing, but I feel happy and loved when my daughters do it.
“We basically all wish he wasn’t born.”
She said she “hates” feeling the way she does toward her son, and she sought the help of two different therapists but they did not help.
“I know he didn’t ask to be brought into this world and he deserves better, but I don’t know how to make myself feel differently,” she wrote.
Shockingly, the Mirror reports a couple other commenters expressed similar feelings about their children.
Legalized abortion has led to a society where some parents believe a child’s worth is based on their feelings or circumstances. The abortion industry has convinced too many people that an unborn child is better off being chopped up, dismembered or poisoned in a brutal abortion procedure than given a chance at life.
Certainly, that little boy should have parents who love and care about him, but he would not have been better off aborted. Though his parents do not love him, he still is a valuable human being who deserves a right to life. And hopefully someday, someone will show him that.
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