Children tend to live a painful life, I believe. Just think about all that rejection when adults don’t pay them attention. They don’t seem to mind it if I just push them aside, but I tend to think that they actually get affected. Because *I* would get affected.
But it’s a wonder to me why God created this system of being wherein, when we grow older, we don’t pursue the same interests that kids have anymore. So if you’re a mom, how would you be able to relate to your kids?
I don’t have kids yet, so I really wouldn’t know how that would be. But I could imagine what it would like to be a mom: you juggle work and family and you barely have time for yourself.
That’s no way to live, but that’s the reality of life. I don’t know how I’d fare in that department, eventually, but I take my hats off to the mommies who can juggle everything. More so to the single moms, as they have more roles to fill, more jobs to do. I just hope they can still have at least a day a month where they can let their hair down and have a massage, have their hair done, have their nails done, and shop for themselves in just that day.
When I become a mom, I want Friday nights for myself, just to rest and recharge: meaning lots of reading, surfing the Internet for myself, and writing for myself. Saturday afternoons twice a month will be for having my hair hot oiled and my feet scrubbed. Sunday mornings to afternoons will be the family’s day out: starting with church in the morning, to a picnic in the afternoon, then capped by dinner in a restaurant or something special, Sunday evenings to Monday mornings would be for me and my husband. The rest of the week will be a crazy juggling act.
But when all is said and done, everything will be dependent on how much your kids would need you. Honestly I don’t want to put my kids through the pain of not being paid attention to. So I better work hard now, so I can have a substantial passive income scheme by the time I marry, so that by then, I can give most of my time to my kids and my husband… So that the kids won’t have to go through all that “pain”.