“The friends I meet have changed after having a child. It’s because my interests have drastically changed. We live with similar schedules, such as the times our kids go to daycare and come home… And when we meet up around 2:00, they understand even if I have to leave right away to pick up my kids from daycare. But friends who don’t have children look a little upset when that happens. They want to chat more, but I have to go home for my children.”
“아이가 생기고 나서 만나는 친구들이 조금 달라졌어요. 관심사가 확 달라지니까요. 저희는 생활하는 시간이 비슷하잖아요. 아이들 등원시간 하원시간… 그리고 2시 즈음 만났다 아이 하원시간이라 바로 헤어지더라도 이해해줘요. 근데 아이가 없는 친구들은 약간 서운한 기색이에요. 오랜만에 만나서 얘기 더 하고 싶은데, 전 아이들 때문에 집에 가야하니까.”
Do you ever have those shonen protagonist moments of love and inspiration where you’re like wow I’m alive and a human and I have the power to do good and inspire people but what’s more is I can do these things just by existing!! Even the smallest gesture of good will toward a fellow human gives me purpose on this tumultuous world.
Like I’m on the interstate and someone’s signaling to get over and I slow down to let them into my lane and they wave their thanks at me and I get??? So overcome. With emotions. I’m like “that was a true show of camaraderie and good-faith among two members of the human race. Truly, if we act like that all the time, we can achieve peace and happiness in our lives.”
Like??? Me @ myself: you’re crying over a lane-change PLEASE pull urself together Edward Elric.