I think kids were put on this earth to help us evolve. Every day I have to prioritize between my needs versus my kids. Every day I watch my strengths and weaknesses play out in front of my children. It can be joyful or earth shattering. I am constantly amazed by how much they’ve taught me about questions I’ve been asking myself since I was a child. Here it is my own classroom on humanity. And as someone who never thought I was going to enjoy parenting all that much- I’m delighted to discover that being a parent has made me a kid again. Thank you sperm and thank you eggs. I may have chosen to procreate, but the experience has been much more of an entire overhaul of what my understanding of love actually means.
This thing called unconditional love.
Everyone always tells you before you have kids, it will change you, but I thought, “yeah, don’t worry, I’m pretty deep. Don’t think I can get any deeper. Besides, I have a dog.” No slight against dog lovers, my Dalmatian lab Stella was truly my best friend, but these little humans, children, really force you to stretch in ways you didn’t realize you were capable of doing. Until now.