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Kids Are Good For Your Health

As I was writing this post on my Last Ten Pounds blog, I was reminded yet again how my kids have improved all aspects of my life, not just my health (in the case of that post, they help me out by being the "candy police" - if they weren't following me around watching everything I do, I'd be eating more of the Halloween candy ;-)

Having kids is almost like reliving your youth, with the added bonus that you can abstain from those parts of youth you were happy to leave behind.

Like for instance, because of my kids and their school skating trips, I'm forced to lace up and learn the sport myself, only without the self-conscious worry and peer related stress I would have had as a pre-teen. A friend of mine enjoys the same music as her twelve year old, but listens to the songs she likes, rather than the songs that tell other tweens that she's "cool". You get the idea.

LOL not to mention the fact that I could write an entire blog, never mind one line in one post, about the increased physical activity I've had since having kids. So although some days it feels like they've taken ten years off my life, in reality they've probably added ten years :-)


Jennifer in OR said...

So true! And great for the mental health, too. Have you ever seen a flaw in your child that mirrored yourself? :-) Then I get the perfect opportunity to start working on MYSELF as well as my child, with this newly discovered issue brought to my attention...

Earthmommy said...

This was a fun post. My youngest is helping me relive my childhood for a second time around so I feel really blessed. Thanks for visiting Shores End.

April said...

So true!

Jaina said...

Reading all these mommy blogs I'm excited to have kids of my own someday. But I'm taking my time getting there so that when I'm there, I really enjoy it. :) Great post!

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