I read this quotation in my Facebook wall and it said:
"There comes a point in life when "FUN" no longer means bar hopping, clubbing, being out till 4am, partying like there's no tomorrow or drinking too much.It means board games, kid's movies, bedtime stories, & sleeping at 8 pm. Becoming a parent doesn't change you, instead you realize that the little people you created deserve the best of your time."
And I thought to myself, this is just so true. Because from the time I became a mommy, all I wanted was to be with my kids, to look after them and to take care of their needs. Gone were the days when I'd die when I'm not allowed to go out and party with friends. Or threaten to go on an all-out tantrum for the world to see. I admit, I've never been an easy daughter.
I couldn't count the times when my poor mom got hysterical. But my mom tells her friends by now that I've changed. I know I have. It's a relief hearing that. I feel so proud that somehow, I've outgrown that insane phase. My kids are my priority now. I may not have much of a social life as of the moment. There are times when I envy my fun friends or get invited to events and girls' night outs but couldn't go.
But I tell my hubby, someday the kids will all grow up and live their own lives. They only get to be kids once! Let's just give it to them. Everything needs to go on the backseat while the kids enjoy each of their moments with us, their mommy and daddy. I don't want to grow old wishing I could go back to old times. It's so much fun being a parent and watching your kids flourish in your love. Somehow, Someday, fun times with other people might go back when the kids have grown.
Sometimes, I wished I'm pursuing a career and making it in the corporate world instead of just staying at home but when I look at my kids, all taken cared of
and smiling from ear to ear, I know I made the right choice.