Being a parent is a challenging and rewarding experience. From the moment your child is born, you begin to experience a range of emotions that you never knew existed. We explore the best part about being a parent – those heartwarming moments that make it all worth it.
Seeing Unfiltered Joy
“Showing someone something for the first time and seeing their unfiltered joy.”
Loving Someone More Than You Ever Dreamed
“Loving another human more than you ever dreamed possible.”
Seeing Your Qualities in Your Children
“They are little living mirrors of your best and worst qualities.”
Everyone Knows You’ve Had Sex
One person joked and said that the best thing about being a parent is “everyone knows you have had sex.”
Snuggles, Laughs, and Outsmarting
“The snuggles. The laughs. When they outsmart you.”
Playing with Your Kids
“Playing with the kids. Finally have a badminton opponent again.”
Seeing Your Child Achieve
“When they do something that you never achieved. Mines became a scientist. I had a pair of steel toe cap boots ready for him to follow me into the building trade. Thank goodness he will never need them.”
Child Tax Credits
Another person said the best thing about being a parent is the monetary benefits. They said, “Child tax credits.” Whether they’re serious or joking, we’ll never know.
“Attending your grandchild’s college graduation and also congratulating your child for the great job they have done.”
Trust and Security
“The trust my daughter has in me. She trusts me for 100%. That she says she feels safe when I’m with her. And that she wants to hold my hand. I hope it stays forever like this but growing. It’s other love than I feel for anybody else. Even her mother doesn’t come close in this way.”
Hilarious Sense of Humor
“Hilarious sense of irony and humor. Keeps me laughing. Love to hear him tell family stories to his friends.”
Doing Kid Stuff Again
“Getting to do kid stuff again. My little guy is only a year and a half but I can’t wait until he’s a bit bigger and I can go on the kiddie rides with him at theme parks. I’ve never been into the bigger rides and basically stopped going to theme parks once I grew out of the kids stuff. I also just love being ridiculous and silly to get those belly laughs out of him.”
Seeing Your Child Grow Up
Another said the best thing is “Seeing the child grow up.” Some also said it’s both the best and the saddest thing to experience.
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