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When You Know It's Time To Have Kids

by Corey Carter

I read somebody's post today on Facebook about how when you become a parent that going out to the bar, drinking until 4am, sleeping until noon, thinking about YOURSELF all become not "fun" anymore. 

Trade that in for the moments of watching children's movies, hearing "i love you", cuddling with your kids on the couch, saying prayers at night and things like that are the new "fun."

If you haven't figured it out already, being a parent WILL limit your social life.  
Okay, I guess it doesn't for everybody.  But it should.  You should WANT to trade-in some of your "former funs" for the different kind of "fun" you'll have with your kids.  It's special and hard to describe in words.

My kids drive me nuts.  They are a lot of work.  They test my patience every day.

But I love them to death.  When I put them to bed every night, I wish that I could just hold all 3 of them as close to me as possible when I sleep.  I wish I could put them all in a backpack and have them at work with me all day.  I wish there was more time in the day to spend with them.  I wish I could be a stay-at-home dad sometimes and my wife could be the one that works.  

Parenting is special.  Embrace it.  I know it goes by SO fast, I try to remind myself of that every day...