“I’d love my children not to have to worry about the dreaded ‘C’” … Anne Davies, pictured. Photo: Danielle Smith
Jess Rossie doesn’t even want to think about all the changes her two-month-old son, Mason, is likely to live through.
”Because it means I’m going to have to try to keep up,” said the 28-year-old. ”I don’t even know how to use an iPhone.”
The mother of three from Rozelle says her greatest concern for her son is that he will become consumed by technology. ”I don’t want him to have two mobile phones to his ears [or have] too many computer and Xbox games.”
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She did not want him to become a technology ”hermit” and ”waste his life away”.
Rossie also fears that she won’t be able to keep up with the rapid rate of change. ”The kids will have some fandangle gadgets with a thousand passwords and I won’t be able to access [them] or do anything about it,” she said.
”I’ll probably hide it and they’ll find it with GPS tracking.”
Rossie and her partner, Shannon Weller, already have a two-year-old daughter, Matilda, and a four-year-old daughter, Mikayla. She says the couple are optimistic about their children’s future.
”We’ll probably find the cure for AIDS and cancer,” she said. ”So who knows, our children could live to over 100.”
Rebecca Griffith, of Carlingford, hopes cancer will become a non-life-threatening illness much like a common cold in the lifetime of her son, Deacon, who was born on New Year‘s Day. ”Influenza used to kill people and now you just go to the doctor and have a shot or some antibiotics and rest for a few days, and you’re fine,” she said.
The 37-year-old says that she and her husband Chris have had many friends and family who have been affected by cancer.
”I’d love my children not to have to worry about the dreaded ‘C’, ” she said.
Griffith, whose first-born child, Adelaide, is almost two, says the main concern she has for her children is that the Australian economy is in good shape.
”But there are a lot of things in the world that are wrong and [Deacon has] been born into a very fortunate country, so I’m fairly optimistic,” she said.Tags: shannon, New Year's Day, Danielle Smith Jess Rossie, Rebecca Griffith, love