The Bachelor Wants to Know, ‘Are You Maternal’?
Ok, I’ll admit it, I love watching the Bachelor. This season is not quite like the last one with Chiropractor Tim though. For some reason many of the women seem to have an obvious agenda and have taken the whole ‘I will cut in on your private conversation’ thing to a whole new level. Seriously, who does that?
But that hasn’t been the only thing that’s annoyed me this season. Last week one of the group dates was not to a beach, a vineyard or something lovely, it was to a childcare centre where The Bachelor and his ladies ‘happily’ laughed and played with the children. And the reason behind this peculiar group date? To see which of the girls were maternal. What the!?
Before I had Elliott, I was not maternal at all. I did not love kids, I did not want to hang out with kids, I did not like to hold other peoples babies. I just knew that I always wanted my own children to love and care for and that was that. My maternal instincts didn’t appear until after I actually had Elliott.
So how on earth can The Bachelor, let alone any other man determine the suitability of a woman based on her maternal instincts? It just isn’t fair. Gosh, if Mr. G used that as a gauge of my suitability, I would not be with him 9 years on.
Give a woman the benefit of the doubt, believe that when she has her own children she’ll pick up on those instincts, just like those women are giving men the benefit of the doubt that they’ll be good fathers (and hoping as much as hell they don’t turn into lazy buggers).
Were you always maternal?
P.S. This is for you ladies.