Your life is over when you have kids
I remember when we told people that my wife was pregnant with twins.
There were plenty of handshakes, hugs, and congratulations. But I also heard this line quite a bit:
“Oh man, your life is over!”
A common refrain, and one which all parents have heard expressed, in some variation or another, many times.
Of course it’s usually said with a smile and a laugh, but there’s a message beneath the surface.
Your life is over when you have kids.
I’ve been thinking about that statement a lot these past few days. Anyone who follows me on Facebook (find me here, by the way) has been treated (subjected) to the stories of our trials and tribulations as we have attempted to move from Kentucky to Maryland with our two kids, two cats (unfortunately), all of our belongings, and all during the holidays, in between family reunions, baptisms, and weddings.
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