And now for the reasons that you’re better off being a parent… Being a mom has pushed me to be a better person and live a more socially responsible lifestyle. Being a mom has filled up my heart and provided me with more joy and love than I ever thought was humanly possible. Being a mom filled am empty space I never l knew I had. To be blunt, most the stuff here is true, but they are minor inconveniences compared to the complete, life-altering happiness my childreng give me. It’s like saying, for the rest of your life you will have all your heart desires instantly (material and non-material) but for 15 or so years, you will have a headache on and off. It’s like, who would even have to think about it? Yes, I have to make sacrifices and it’s not all glamorous or clean and sometimes its downright trying as hell. But I have never even for half a second questioned if it was worth it. From the moment my babies were handed to me after birth and I felt their weight and warmth and saw their scrunched up faces and knew that I was wholly, entirely responsible for their safety, health, well-being, happiness, and type of person they would be… i knew that I would sacrifice anything and I do mean ANYTHING to save them from the slightest pain. Funny list. I just hope none of you on the fence take it to heart. Having children is not for everyone and nor should it be. But if you are considering/wanting children, son’t be discouraged by this stuff. No sacrifice is more justified, I swear.