不经意间在Quora上读到一篇帖子，题目为《What is it that nobody tells you about having children?》——《为人父母是一种怎样的体验》，细细地看了一些答案，着实被感动了不少。摘出来几个，和大家分享一下，翻译拙劣请见谅。via-quora.com
That your child could be….. exactly like your partner!
After conceiving, carrying, and delivering our baby, when she finally arrived, I expected her to be…well, like me!
When I first laid eyes on her, my thought process went: Thank goodness we are all alive, I need sleep, and then, wow, she looks a lot like Jay.
That first night she slept “skin to fur” with dad. They frequently snoozed together. Nobody told me how often I’d find her out of her crib and in his arms, nor how cute I’d find this.
I did not expect my recovery to be as difficult as it was. Nobody told me that the first few days and weeks would be worse than the last few and labor.
My daughter is her own person. Already I see that. But certainly, I also do see her father. Like him, she enjoys traveling, sleeps with one foot peeking out of the blanket, and has strong hands.
At the park, the grocery store, or at home, the first thing people usually tell us when they see her is: “Oh wow, just like her father.”
She’s the only person in the world who likes my singing and dancing. Nobody told me having kids would make me a frequent & public singer and dancer.
Other things that people told me, but I didn’t really comprehend:
the first 6 weeks suck, very bad.
when your baby smiles at you, nothing else in the world matters.
there is no such thing as sleeping in.
every day, you love that little baby more.
We had no idea how much our lives would change.
Life became less about us, and more about her.
We would sign up for things like picking strawberries, not because we wanted to do it, but because we wanted her to experience something new.
Life became a lot more interesting!
We didn’t realize how staid we’ve become until we could see the world from her eyes. You don’t know the meaning of joy until you see your child’s eyes light up from trying ice cream for the first time.
Simple things give you immense pleasure.
Yesterday, I sat and watched as Sophie wandered around the garden. I just sat there for hours as she bumbled about the serious business of picking flowers, throwing grass into the fish pond, and just generally having a whale of a time. Hours. Was it time well spent? Yes it is.
Life became a lot more random.
You will never be lonely.
Everything you do is fascinating. Simple everyday things you normally do in private like brushing teeth or taking a shower (or brushing teeth while taking a shower) takes on a new dimension when you have a rapt audience.
Little things move you to manly tears.
I was crying like a b**** when I took this photo.
My wife just gave birth to our second daughter last month. We were apprehensive, not least because of all the horror stories of sibling rivalry and regressive behaviour among first borns. Our fears proved unfounded. When she saw Kaylie for the first time, she insisted on hugging and kissing her. The fact that she could be so loving and mature at the age of 1.5 moved me to tears.