Essay about Personal Narrative: Life after Children

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You have a house with a yard. Your mini-van is parked in the garage. Each room of your home is filled with the colors of childhood. You spend your weekends watching soccer games, watching the latest kids movie, and you plan vacation to places like Disney World. Your every decision from what neighborhood you live in, to what foods you buy is based upon having the best intentions for your child at the forefront of your life. Then, one morning you wake up, step out of bed onto a Barbie doll in your hurry to fix Fruit Loops and realize that life after children isnt all it was cracked up to be. When is the last time you slept past 8am? When is the last time you spent an entire day in bed with your spouse, making love and watching …show more content…
What were you thinking?

It’s amazing how the innate desire for procreation can make perfectly sane, successful, and happy people put aside careers, dreams, passions, freedom, and financial prosperity just to bring a tiny baby into the home. It’s also pretty crazy that regardless of all the horrible things you have seen in friends and family members who are sweating life trying to raise a family, that you still believe you can do it better and without a hitch. You never believe that you and your spouse will be the kind to not have sex. Your children will love life with you because you will be the most perfect parent ever imaginable, doing things the complete opposite of how your own parents did things with you. Then one day they (those angelic children of yours) say they hate you and you look in the mirror with tear stained eyes, only to see that you have turned into your own mother! And if that isn’t enough to scare you into hiding in some foreign country, you have another child, and another and lay down $25,000 for a van that can magically play even more cartoons, ensuring that you are never able to escape the madness of life with children. And yep – rather than spending that $5 grand you saved for a peaceful vacation in the Caribbean where you could be sipping fancy drinks and getting a tan – you opt for

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