Children and us adults.
Some hate them, some can’t stand them, others have them, then grumble about them and you even find some that love kids but would never have their own.
Most parents call them the best thing that ever happened in their life, yet we see them miserable and in some cases on the verge of losing it.
Let’s get this elephant out of the room, raising children isn’t in my resumé but I have observed couples in the wild and have become very appreciative of their experiences.
Lets be frank, having children is one of the most resource consuming commitments you will have in your life.
Frightfully, I hear a lot of people say how boring their actual lives are. Everything revolves around your kids.
A colleague of mine told me, ” Listen, enjoy your days were you wake up at 10am. If kids get in the picture, it’s 7am everyday. Even if you plan to stay asleep, the kids will wake up early and trash it all. Enjoy it, while it lasts.”
The last time I met a friend of mine, he started muttering on how costly all the immunisation are and how costly raising a child has become.
In an open heart conversation, a relative told me how annoying it is to have a child with budding teeth. Poor little one cries out of the blue and barely sleeps at night.
If you can recall from my previous post, I met a parent of a 15 year-old, which was facing the dilemmas of dealing with a teenager.
So, with all the lack of personal space and free-time comes a myriad of other stuff. Therefore, I do understand all the ones out there who preferred not to raise any kids.
I personally see myself as guy who loves to work on myself, but I also believe raising a child is a beautiful thing.
I see children as a long-term goal. In a world where we want everything as fast as our internet, children have become quite a feat in our eyes.
Having said that, the same people I talked end up forgetting all their troubles as soon as they hold their child and are a true testament of maternal/paternal love.
It is true, for ever action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Therefore, having kids must be one of the biggest commitments but also one of the greatest joys in life.