Have you changed since you had children?
No matter what age you are when you start having children, it's inevitable that life won't be the same again. While some parents can resume normal life, for some people having a child not only changes day to day life but yourself as a person.
This week i have started working full time, even though i have worked since my son was born I have noticed that I am a different person at work. When i say different, I mean in the way that I have different concerns to those people who don't have kids and also my concerns have changed since becoming a mum. Every minute of every day while I'm at work I currently worry about my son and hope he's OK at nursery.
For some people having kids can make them grow up a bit quicker, as being in charge of a small person can be pretty scary at times. When I went back to work the first time, when my son was about a year old I felt completely out of place and different. At some points I didn't feel like I was only 23 years old, I've been left feeling much older than I actually am.
But is it possible to stay exactly the same person you were before kids???? I still have the same interests as I did, but my responsibilities have definitely changed. My sons wardrobe is by far better and newer than mine, nights out with my husband are a thing of the past, getting a full nights sleep is VERY rare. I know a lot more things are subject to change when you have kids but changing as a person isn't always a bad thing. Most of the time having children is a positive change for anyone.
Personally I think before I had my son I underestimated my ability to cope with things, becoming a mum was definitely scary but such an amazing learning experience. We will all struggle at times with getting used to the new mummy/daddy identity we now have but don’t forget about the passions/interests that you had before becoming a parent.
Do you think you have changed a lot since becoming a parent?