What you experienced yourself as a child…

I’ve found it easier to write, to coalesce my thoughts, since having children. It brings you back to what you experienced yourself as a child, and you empathize with what your parents went through.

Jill Hennessy (b. 1968)

30 thoughts on “What you experienced yourself as a child…”

  1. i’m soooo waiting for those words… I said ” I don’t care if you have any but if you want me to baby sit… ya better hurry up… otherwise i go with the flow. and i think it would grow them up in a different way. πŸ’–

  2. That’s interesting. Working full time and raising children and keeping the apartment in a minimum of working order left me with no time to think about anything else at all. (K)

      1. Not at all. Their father was always involved with raising them and I had a solid group of women friends–we did all kinds of things to help each other out. I’m still good friends with most of them even though our children are all grown. My older daughter is still best friends with her best preschool friend–she is really like my 3rd daughter she spent so much time at our house. She’s good fiends with my younger daughter too.

  3. I can relate to this quote. Remembering how I felt as a child helps me to understand my own children more . . . and the experience of being a mother brings home to me just how much I put my parents through!

  4. Reblogged this on Ken Hume and commented:
    I can most definitely relate to this! πŸ‘ A lot of my best & most satisfying material has come as a result of my observations of & interactions with my 2 girls in the past 4 years! It’s made me look at myself when I was their age and the differences between kids now and then. And also reminded me of the childlike joy and innocence and curiosity of that time in our lives! 😁😁

  5. I can most definitely relate to this David! πŸ‘ A lot of my best & most satisfying material has come as a result of my observations of & interactions with my 2 girls in the past 4 years! It’s made me look at myself when I was their age and the differences between kids now and then. And also reminded me of the childlike joy and innocence and curiosity of that time in our lives! 😁😁

  6. Having children/ becoming a parent …
    Because when a child is born, a parent is born too.
    Greatest virtue. Makes one aware of everything.
    Makes you humble. Softens you. Perks up your senses.
    It’s like β€œflying solo for the first time” continuously.
    You also spend like β€œ19 years burning the midnight oil”
    But you don’t know how to do it differently for them.
    You love life more.
    Thanks for this post.

  7. Jill is one of my favourite actresses by the way 😊 What we found is we rediscovered the magic of key celebrations or events with our children (who are young adults now). For example, before our eldest came along, Christmas Day for us had become a piece of toast and Vegemite in the morning (that’s what good Aussies do 🀣) and we would look at each other and sigh and say now we have to visit our families, which as a lot of people know, is non-stop racing here and there. Not that we don’t love our families, because we do, it is just so much stress during this time and you just want to be at home. Once our kids came along, we got to do things more our way and rediscover the magic of it all.

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