Black Parenting : Once I became a parent I....

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    When you became a parent what changed about you?

    Once I became a parent I inherited acute hearing powers, which has enabled me to hear long distances away. For example, I can hear my daughter whisper.

    Once I became a parent I became a better driver. I no longer have road rage.
     
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    I realized, it was no longer about me

    I couldn't just go cuss the boss out and quit my job

    That I had to become the best person I wanted him to be

    I also had to raise him to be the best of me





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    I became more of a worry-wort.
    I became more forgiving.
    I had more purpose to go on.
    I realized that there was a part of me walking around somewhere.
    I realized it isn't easy being a parent. It's more challenging, but rewarding.
    I found out that I'm that parent who stands in front of other parents at school concerts and takes pictures and screams the loudest during school games for my kid.
    I became more of a "kid-person".
    I was willing to now do things I never did, like have tea-parties and play with Barbies. *shudders*:em16:
     
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    I became more right winged about anything that could harm children. ( Especially, bad parents )

    Reaqcuainted myself with my love for cartoons

    Realized why my mom did certain things I hated

    Blessed her for doing certain things I loved, when I found out how expensive they were

    Realized what a sacrifice it took for her to do anything out doors with us, when she was deathly afraid of anything bug

    Because of her, I didn't infect my son with any of my psychosis or phobias

    Went without so he could have





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    I love it!

    Yup...I as well.

    I became closer to my mother as well.

    I also grew to appreciate way more the things she did...and it opened my eyes to the things I took for granted as far as my parent's love.

    I also learned how to give the "I'ma whoop your behind if you do..." look. LOL
     
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    I wrote every threat down. I crossed them off every time I used one. He never took me serious because I would always bust out laughing after I said it. I only have two left.

    " I brought you into this world. I will take you out of it!"

    " Boy, you never to old for me to whoop dat ***!"

    I never thought of murder until I had a kid





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    For me once I became a parent my life would never be the same.

    • My sleeping pattern changed... I could hear the faintest cry
    • When you hear about an accident at school, you wonder if it is yours
    • I became less selfish
    • The word love was taken to a new level
     
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    I became concerned about dying.. worried about my plane falling out of the air.. worried about missing the chance to teach my children what this life has taught me.. so I got serious about my writing.. and never looked back..
     
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    I have a notebook of all the wise sayings I've come across anecdotal stories and family sayings. It will go to him when I'm gone





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    I became more patient.
    More responsible on who I surrounded myself with.
    More cautious on the type of music I listened too.
    I became one of those sports parents you see in the stands whooping and hollering and getting on everyone elses nerves and embarrasing my daughter lol:great:
     
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