It Has It's PerksOne 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.