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It Has It's Perks

One thing I love about being a parent is that I have an excuse to play with toys again.  Blocks, play-doh, coloring books, action figures, dollhouses, stuffed animals...these are all things we shouldn't give up as we grow up.  There's nothing like coming home from a hard day at work and kneading some play-doh.

The fact is I love my son more than life itself...of course.  Love him more than I ever thought possible...would die for him if need be.  In my eyes, he is the smartest, funniest, most beautiful child alive. 

But there are times when I miss who I was before he came along.  There are times when I resent him because now I have to think about every action I take and how it's going to affect him.  I can't be as selfish as I used to be.  I had to grow up because I'm tied down to him. 

I think that what's most difficult about being a parent is that you must give up a lot of freedom. 
eromreven eromreven 26-30 1 Response Jan 13, 2008

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Oh you said all of that so well! I know exactly what you are saying. I was in the exact same boat. My son is grown up now and If I had to do it all over again I would. I would not let the same resentments or regrets cloud me this time. Hindsight is 20/20.<br />
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I use to love having him around to do all those wonderful things like watching cartoons on Saturday morning with him or going to a kids movie, bike riding, roller blading of which I do not do anymore. I loved doing so much with him and I miss it. <br />
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They grow up so fast. Next thing you know they're gone. I wish I would have had more kids, but it wasn't in the master plan for me. So now I anxiously await grand babies.