Speaking from experience, once you have a child, they make it into you heart forever. There is no getting around it. Maybe some people can forget about their kids once they reach 18, but that would be a person who doesn’t have a soul.
What’s great about adult children is that you can enjoy them on an adult level. Presto, you have instant friends. You will find that they might share your taste in clothes, food, and recreational activities.
My daughter keeps asking me if it’s weird having a grown-up daughter. The answer is no. It’s delightful.
The children they were stay in your memory and are in pictures, but you readily accept them as adults.
It’s a plus.
Having children has been a fun experience for me, and an additional joy. I never expected to get all the benefits from it.
When they’re little, you get to experience life from their perspective. Who doesn’t enjoy watching your child ride the merry-go round for the first time? How about going to the zoo with them? There’s nothing like that first smile. Then there’s the first step. The first step away from you. But that’s your job. To help them grow up.
When they grow up, you can feel proud of them and share in their accomplishments and joys. That’s just as satisfying, of course, you do share in the disappointments too. That means like everything else in life, you” take the bitter with the sweet. ”
All in all, I think parenthood is a rewarding experience and well-worth the hard work.
What do you think?
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