Something i've been asking myself lately is can you love your child but not like being a parent? I have concluded that this is in fact possible. I became a "parent" 16.5 months ago - I know some people may think they became parents as soon as they were pregnant, but not me. That role didn't happen until I gained responsibility for some other being.
Is it awful to say that I'm not in love with being a parent, does that make me love my son less, I don't think so. I mean here's what comes with being a parent:
1. no social life
2. fear of screwing up your child
3. guilt of ALOT of things
4. finding id difficult to do things for you
5. suddenly you can't just quit your job
6. traveling on a moment's notice might not ever happen
7. waking up at 7am every morning
8. feeling old
and the list goes on and on...I realize the things we get out being parents are getting to watch little people turn into big people, and you help them every step of the way. don't get me wrong, I know that's huge, and I find it scary and exciting at the same time, but I guess being a parent just feels, well, blah! there are such negative connotations that come with that word that it's really hard to break away from feeling that way. I mean, we essentially become the people we've not only made fun of, but also despised at some point in our life - and I don't know about you, but I don't want to be that person.