You really should have children ~ and here’s why.
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I’m not a parent, but I’ve observed parents quite a lot. Sometimes they do some really strange things. It’s by watching those strange things parents do that I’ve come up with these twelve reasons to have children.
#1 To make yourself feel smart.
#2 So you’ll have somebody to blame the messy house on.
#3 So you’ll have somebody to boss around.
#4 So you can make them do stuff you don’t want to do.
#5 So you can share the funny things they say.
#6 So you can dress them up in cute clothes and show them off.
#7 So you’ll have someone to take out your frustrations on.
#8 So you’ll have someone to blame your problems on.
#9 So you’ll have someone to blame your body on.
#10 To make yourself feel important.
#11 So you’ll have something to laugh at.
#12 So you’ll have someone to talk about, all the time, and no one will call it gossip.
Not why you had children?
Good. But do they know that? Do your friends even know that?
Your children are watching you. They can’t read your mind. They can’t read your heart. They will believe what you act like you believe before they will believe what you tell them to believe.
Don’t give them a reason to think you think any of these are more or less what they’re for. Be careful what you say to them. Be careful what you say about them. Be careful what you say in front of them. Be careful what you do, how much you do it, and how you do it.
Treat your children like you would want to be treated (and as individuals who think and feel differently from you) because they are people too. Kids are easily confused sometimes and they might not know all the reasons you really had children and what they really mean to you.
What do you do to show your children they matter to you?
PS: In reference to #9, I do realize that having babies changes a woman’s body. Some of the things you’re dealing with may be largely the result of having babies. I get that. 🙂