I have recently been bombarded with, it seems, the plight of harried friends struggling with strong willed teenagers. Enough so, that it makes me wonder if having kids is really worth it. I can understand the allure, don't get me wrong. I love kids....it's when they grow up that scares me. To hear the horror stories of these teenagers turning into these sub-human aliens whose soul purpose in life is to remind their parents daily that they suck!
My good friend recently had to remove her daughter's bedroom door in an effort to stop her from sneaking out. Now the "child" in question can't understand why her mom is being sooooo mean to her. All I can say, is I'm so glad it's not me!
So just when I have made up my mind to avoid the whole "parent trap", a co-worker brings in pictures of his little boy who is all of 1 week old. I can see instantly why people would want children. You see in these babies such a pureness and a hope for all that is best in the world for them. You don't see the bad times to come, but the opportunity to teach them and give them the tools they need to make it in this life. So there may be a few years (hopefully less) of your child acting like an extra from the exorcist; but it will be worth it...right?
Update, birthday celebration
1 year ago