Remember a time before you had kids? When they were just a sparkle in your eye and not a living, breathing, eating and growing entity living under your roof?
Before you had your children you probably had some pretty grand ideas of what kind of parent you would be and what would be important to you once you had them. Me? I believed my offspring would not watch TV, would not eat sugar and would start studying Mandarin at the age of three. Yeah, that really didn’t work out as planned. All of us have a short list of beliefs we hope to hold when we have our kids, whether you follow through…that’s another matter.
This topic was explored on Twitter this week with the conversation starter – the trending topic – #whenihavekids. There were some common themes amongst the gazillion of tweets from people who don’t have kids yet; the desire to be married before procreating, the wanting to be a better parent then their own and the many men intending to be there for their kids when their own dads were M.I.A. But amongst those were some tweets that were sweet, sad, sensible and silly (as well as a couple of questionable taste).
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