What do you feel are the advantages of having children?
Well, people at the store will let you in front of them sometimes. =) The first few weeks I kept thinking, "What the heck did I get myself into?!" And then DS started smiling and cooing at me. Then I thought, "Oh, OK! I can do this!" It sounds so selfish, please try to understand my meaning through my words. I'm never alone now. I always have someone to hugs and kiss. When I'm at the store trying to decide on which paper to get for a stamping project, I can talk it out because I'm talking to my baby not to myself like an insane person.
What are the "joys of parenthood", for you?
Baby giggles and baby toes are pure heaven. Baby hugs, kisses, and snuggles can melt any heart. Baby smiles light up the world. DS is so entertaining. It's amazing to watch him grow and learn. I'm sure it won't be a joy later, but now it's touching to know that when I leave it upsets DS's world. Again, very selfish, but I know I'm loved also. I love watching the relationship between DH and DS grow. DS started playing pass-the-baby between the two of us and the way DH's face lights up when the baby wants *him,* not just mommy, is so great.
How have your children changed your life for the better?
It's forced me to really think about the kinds of person I want to be. In bouts of frustration, when the baby would be crying and nothing I could do seemed to help, I told him he was being rediculous. It was angry, but not public. Then I saw a mom at the store shaming her weeping 3-4yo son with the same words. I realized I didn't want to be like that and so I changed. I'm learnig what's really important in life.