Happiness after children

United States
November 28, 2006 8:57pm CST
Do you think becoming a parent made you happier? If so, why? And what about parenthood do you love the most?
12 responses
@Lillith (775)
• United States
29 Nov 06
There were things about having children that made my life happier. I adored my children and loved being a part of their lives. It is so cool to watch this little tiny person grow into an adult and all the interesting things that entailed.
• United States
29 Nov 06
I agree. Even though my daughter is only a toddler now, its been really cool watching this teeny tiny 4lb baby turn into this jabbering, chatterbox of a toddler...lol....I can't wait to see what the future has in store for us...lol Thanks for your response!
@maddog108 (3441)
• Australia
29 Nov 06
yes defenetly it changed my life
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@clod0327 (817)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
yes of course. I've never been any happier. After a long days work, or after having a bad day, just seeing your son / daugther smile at you takes away all your tiredness or worries.
@burieks (127)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
yes it did and it made me feel complete. not that i'm not complete with my husband's presence but we were more complete because we're a family. people say that whenever you see your child it helps you relieve the tiredness you feel at that moment and it works for me. my tiredness are gone upon seeing my child. it brings me such happiness
• Canada
17 Jan 07
I'm not sure if I am happier...life still gets in the way sometimes ... but I will say that I feel much more complete, content, and purposeful since I was a parent. When I had my first son ... I suddenly knew who I was ... I was this child's Mom ... and nothing else mattered. My kids are 7 and 8, so they are out of the cuddly toddler years and through the terrible twos and threes ... and now they are in fascinating ages. I love it when they come up with original ideas and suggestions, create their own jokes, or do something that makes their neat little personalities show through. I feel really proud, and oddly undserving, that I am the parent to such a cook couple of kids.
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
definitely. being around my four month old takes all my worries away. =)
• United States
17 Jan 07
I think when you give birth to a child then i think it is the best feeling ever because the newly born human is made up from your cells You had the biggest hand in giving them the life.Parents are also happy thinking their child would grow up and will support them.It is an unexpressable feeling.
@Shar11 (419)
• United States
17 Jan 07
I forget who it was, but I once heard someone on tv describe the feeling of becoming a parent and she said it was like the scene in the Wizard of Oz where Dorothy walks outside of the house after the tornado and sees everything now in color.. Becoming a parent has made me see everything different..Good as well as bad. My outlook on life alone changed quite a bit when I became a mother... I feel the way we love our children is a kind of love that surpasses all the other connections we have with others in our lives...and I am so honored to have the chance to feel that kind of love in my life... I love watching this little person grow and learn about the world... She brings me so much joy with the simplest things.. I think I have worked harder to do better in my life when I had this little life that depended on me..She made me a stronger and more determined person just by coming into this world...
@lafavorito (2966)
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
Before my son came into my life I felt so unimportant, I do have a loving boyfriend but it seems that aside from him no one cares for me. While some say that being a parent is like the end of their lives because they have someone to take care of, but for me it's like a whole new life for me I'm happier to know that 2 people really loves me and I love them too. I like taking care of my son, he always makes me smile eventhough sometimes he can be naughty but he's still the most adorable person I know.
• United States
16 Jan 07
Yes it has made me happier. Now I have a reason to get up early every morning. lol What I love the most is watching them change over the years. Also my three year old thinks he's grown. Some stuff he says will have you laughing.
@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
12 Jan 07
well, not neccesarily happier, but definenlty more complete. I laugh alot more too. I cannot imagine life without my two little boys now, I don't know what I wasted my time on before them, but they are a constant blessing. The thing I love most about parenthood? The hugs and kisses that I get without even asking for them! Peanut butter hand prints all over the house, The pride in thier eyes when they go pee pee in the potty for the first time, rolling on the floor laughing at nothing at all... The way my boys look at each other and make each other laugh..toothless smiles.. I love everything about parenthood.. even the diapers..
• Janesville, Wisconsin
30 Nov 06
I am not a parent, however helping others with their children has been very rewarding to me, even if I hate baby sitting. The children remind us to enjoy the simple things of life teach us how to always have a love of learning and exploration, and growing up with babies around me all the time.. literally.. I think is one reason I been able to hang onto my own childhood memories as far back as 2-3 years old and before I could talk... I loved teaching, and I love the playing part. I don't care for disciplining though.. Althought I do like to have values talks. - DNatureofDTrain