The pre-parent life

The life of a parent is difficult, they have to adjust to a whole different lifestyle. Most parents in a nuclear family only have to take care of a couple of things. Depending on the relationship of the parents, one of them goes to work and the other one stays at the home. They may both choose to work and be professionals.

Prior to becoming parents the couple will have goals of their own for their professional and personal lives. They will have time to eat, sleep, go to parties, do yoga and follow their other hobbies as well.

Then the respective parents of the couple get involved. They might inquire about the notion of the grandchildren. They might go as far as to suggest the possibility of looking into that option sooner than later.

Before you know it, a couple of conversations are had. Different events take place and lives change forever.

The post parent life

The young couple becomes parents. Everyone is happy with their sweet bundle of joy.

Then the real fun begins.  The couple has to adjust their lives to take care of the baby, especially in its early stages. They must make sure that they are caring for the child to the best of their ability.

They say goodbye to sleep, and they say hello to more expenses or investments into the life of the child. Some estimates state that there might be more than a million dollars worth of value that is spent on a child.

Parents understand that they are helping to invest in the next generation. They can help their child to be the best that they can be. So they read up on the best tips to rear a child, they buy their children the best food, the best children’s clothes and the best toys and appliances that money can buy. They do whatever they can to be the best that they can be as parents to create a great environment for their new child.

Their life becomes less about them and more about this blessing. They sacrifice and go to work to make sure that their child lives a great life.

They do all of this because they are now seeking to do the best for their sweet child. The best for this part of them that will be a part of their legacy. A part of them that will represent them and their past for the next century or so.

Here’s to parents everywhere who help to create a better world for both their children and for others as well.

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Cheryl Posner is the owner of Winey Mommy. Of course, she loves wine, her family, and writing about it all (in no certain order).

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