Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Giving Up Extracurricular Activities
I wonder why it is that when people find out I'm adopting, especially now that I'm trying to adopt more than one child, one of the first things they say is, "Well, you won't be able to fence and do gymnastics and take Mandarin classes."
Did not one of those people consider that I'm doing those things to fill time and improve myself in preparation of becoming a mother? Did they not consider that I'm EAGER to spend my time with my child?
Why don't these people say things like:
Story time is precious.
Taking the children to the park in the evening after work is the highlight of my day.
Bath time is a riot of fun!
Watching your child sleep is magical.
I'm not even going to get into the people who go on about how bad tantrums can be and how little sleep parents get because, honestly, it seems par for the course and I welcome it because it's all part of parenting and I want to be a parent!