Having kids is great. You get to clean them, feed them, pay for them, and love them for a really long time.
And kids are wonderful at building your self-esteem! Take the following stories, for instance:
I was giving my 9-year-old son a hug and a kiss as he went to bed. Isn’t it amazing how kids grow so fast? Just yesterday he was my little baby boy.
Me: Good night little boy!
9-year-old: Good night big mom!
See? He called me BIG. What woman doesn’t want that?
And my 6-year-old daughter makes me feel great about myself, too, as illustrated by this:
I was getting dressed the other morning, putting on my cropped jeans that all the cool kids wear.
6-year-old: What are those?
6-year-old: You mean, jeans that used to fit you, but now don’t?
Wow! She sort of backhandedly complimented me on either 1) my fashion sense or 2) being a fast grower.
How do your kids boost your self-esteem?