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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The Best Time To Have Kids
Once a friend asked me intriguingly owing to my experience, "When is the best time to have kids?" And I said without even batting an eyelid, "NEVER". Yes, you heard it right, never. She was aghast. And with her eyes about to pop out of her sockets, very shocked and surprised, she asked me, "what? why?" Here goes my reason for it. They are always crying,throwing fits of tantrums and if not, continuously babbling and seeking your attention, they rob you of your independence,make you a pro at scolding and mind you, no sleep... no sleep at all. The moment you are about to watch your favorite TV program or listen to some good music, they are right into your ears whispering their demands. Your life is literally reduced to bare necessities. And we are never prepared for a life like this. All, well most of us plan the timing when we want to have kids but there are many times later on when we feel like pulling every single strand of hair on our head.

But have you ever noticed that their one smile can take away your every pain, their one giggle can make you content and their one silly imitation of a poem can make you laugh wholeheartedly for the entire day. Who else can do that? The moment your child comes and gives you this wet, slimy kiss and embraces you in a tight hug, all your worries, anger, frustration just vanish somewhere in the air.

The moment you have them, your life is full of unconditional love and warmth. Your life is so complete. Their smile, your sighs, your hard stares, their laughter, your anger, their innocence and a sense of pride seeing them turn into fine human beings is beyond imagination. Its right, there is no best time to have kids...its the moment you are ready to open your arms to such a beautiful and extremely overwhelming experience in life.

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We are lucky to able to have our kids. There are no prefect time, everyone is different. When you feel you are ready, just do it. Throughout the pregnancy period we are learning and prepare for our parenthood. When our baby born they complete us.

June 17, 2010 at 9:34 AM  

Hi Jaanvi, thanks for dropping by at my blog. Mind if I add your blog add into my blogroll?

I think it is not a simple decision about having kids. In each family, there are many factors involved in the decision making.

As what Vicky said, "just do it when you feel you are ready".

Nice day!

June 17, 2010 at 9:45 PM  

@Sarah's Daddy And Mommy

Thanks Joanne for visiting my blog. It will be pleasure to be on your blogroll... :) happy writing...

June 18, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

Hi Jaanvi, it has been quite a have you been? trust you are doing well. I am not able to leave messages at your blog during working days as it is blocked by my company's IT deparment but I have no problem reading your posts. keep up the good posts. cheers

June 19, 2010 at 9:40 AM  


Thanks for dropping by... I have been good and trust that you are also fine.. have been reading your posts and it really great to see Ethan and Nicole growing up well..
No issues... good to see you...

June 19, 2010 at 10:53 AM  

Hi Jaanvi, ha ha, "Never"....?
I'm sure you said that with a wink.....
having kids better than watching TV......
and you'll know when a daughter has grown up....
when she says, "mom, you don't understand..." 13 years old.
Have fun and keep a song in your heart, Lee.

June 22, 2010 at 7:41 AM  

@Uncle Lee

Yes, you are right Uncle Lee... :) and when a son says, "mom, please knock the door before you come in and I will clean the room myself"...

June 23, 2010 at 11:56 AM  

First time on your blog, I enjoyed this post. As working mothers, we can relate :). So true, what you have written. When one has to plan for a baby, no time seems right. One has to shudder of the career breaks and life changes. But the joys of parenthood can only be experienced to realize why all the pain is worth it.

June 23, 2010 at 1:15 PM  

It's true, no perfect time. Before I had my baby I thought I could wait for xy&z to fall in place, but the more people I talked to seemed to indicate that things are never perfect-everytime is inconveinent, so just follow your heart.

June 24, 2010 at 8:40 PM  

It's true, no perfect time. I thought I could wait for x,y& z to fall in place, but it seemed everyone I talked to indicated that any time to have a baby is inconveinet. So we follow our hearts and blunder through the rest;)

June 24, 2010 at 8:42 PM  

@ Rachna

Thanks for dropping by. yes parenthood does not come easily but once you experience it, it becomes the biggest joy of life.

@ Sammia

Thanks for visiting my blog. ya its right, blundering through the rest is just the exact phrase :)

June 25, 2010 at 11:10 AM  

I guess if you have to ask when is the best time to have kids, then its not the right time yet.


June 29, 2010 at 9:25 AM  

Well said :-)

July 14, 2010 at 7:45 PM  

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