Once you start having a relationship with another person, and the relationship grows over time, you may find yourself thinking about the future with this person, that you have grown to love and respect. You begin to ponder over the idea of buying a house together, maybe purchasing some kind of transport and considering the possibility of having children together. For many this is a scary though initially, as you think about all of the responsibility that comes with having your own kids. Sure, you nieces and nephews come to visit occasionally and you love spending time with them, but they go home at the end of the day.
You begin to realise that for at least the next 18 years of your life, you are going to be responsible for this person and it will be up to you to raise them as responsible and caring members of Thai society. The thought of being with them 24 hours a day at the beginning or your life, both excites and scares you, but it doesn’t have to be that way all the time. You can place your child in a nursery in Bangkok and that will give you the break that you need just to collect your thoughts and spend a little time with yourself or friends.
Having children is one of the best things that you can do in life, and with them comes many advantages. Let’s have a look at just some of them here today.
- From the moment that they can hold you and reach out to you, you get unconditional love all day, every day. There are no strings attached to your child’s love and they will want to hold, kiss and cuddle you at any time of the day. You don’t even have to ask for a kiss and when you are not feeling your best one day, they can just turn your day around for the better by a simple smile or wave. They are the best free therapy that you are ever likely to want or need.
- We are all going to get old some day and when that day comes, your kids will be there to step up and lend a hand when they can. The beautiful thing about Thai culture is that the kids don’t pack you off to an old people’s home like in the west of the world. You took care of them once and now they will be there to return the favour. As new parents, they will understand the sacrifices that you had to make for them and this will be reciprocated.
- Your kids will provide you with the perfect excuse not to have to attend an event that you really don’t want to go to. They always have your back and having to take care of your kid can not ever be questioned when you give your reasons for not attending a wedding or a birthday party. If the boss wants you to work late on a Friday, just tell him that you can’t get a babysitter and you would love to attend the meeting, but you can’t.
Having kids brings real positive changes into your life and when you have some, you will be wondering why you waited so long to do so.