Before I had my son, I was extremely selfish. And now that I have him, I’m only mildly selfish. I give credit to Monkey for getting me to change my childish and stubborn ways.
Things I Did When I Didn’t Have A Kid:
- Cut someone if they asked for a taste of my food
- Cut someone if they woke me up before I got a full thirteen hours of sleep
- Cared about my appearance
- Complained about people with wild children
- Prayed I’d never have to sit next to a kid on an airplane
- Finished reading a book in one day without interruption
- Had a disposable income
And now that I have them? I don’t get any sleep, when I get two seconds in a row to myself, I eat whatever scraps of food I can find (like a scavenger!), caring about my appearance means I brushed my teeth in the morning, and I have to sit next to a kid on an airplane for the next eighteen years!!!
AND I LOVE IT!
What a turn around! I never knew that having a family would slowly and surely beat the selfishness out of me. What a gift, right?
Ah well, so I gave up a few things for my son, no big deal. He’s worth it. Plus, he’s a great excuse for going to McDonalds: “It’s just so hot today! But I need to get my child outside to socialize... Wait, I know! McDonalds has an indoor play area…”