I had a wonderful chat the other day with my good friend in CA. We started talking about kids, his idea for a book, and the perspective on life that is gained when becoming a parent. We’re both parents of two.
We bantered about the amazing life changes that occur when you create a being of your own flesh and blood. I don’t know any parent that wouldn’t kill without hesitation if someone or something took an action against their children that warranted it.
As our life’s circles shrink down from our twenty-something "Group of Friends" into the "Moms and Dads with Kids"…the chasm between the "kidded" and "non-kidded" grows ever wider. Not getting married and having kids is a choice that I respect…but it certainly does put a wedge in that "perspective" when you have responsibility to set the stage for and craft the foundation for another’s life.
Food for thought.