8 Things Parents Miss
About Life Before Kids
By Alexis Betia
Got-my-sh*t-together tiger dads and barely-surviving-by-the-skin-of-our-teeth moms alike will say the same thing: We wouldn’t give up our kids for any freedom in the world.
Our kids are precious, precocious beings that have grown from being crying poop machines and to becoming our very best friends—they’re the reason we get up in the morning and crawl home at night. They make us stronger, better people and inspire us the make the world a better place for them. There’s nothing in the world that can come close to the love we have for our kids, and nothing stronger than the desire to keep them safe and make them happy.
That said, there’s nothing wrong with reminiscing about the days before they came into our lives. Parents do still have feelings, after all.