Is there anything more scary?

Is it just me or does the idea of having a child (not just giving birth but raising a kid) the scariest thing in the entire world? It is litterally I think the only thing you can do that you can’t take back. You can’t have a child and go “you know…this isn’t really for me…I change my mind”. Once you have a kid you are responsible for them for the rest of your life. Little things like going out for dinner appear to become more complicated. You can’t just up and go on a trip out of nowhere…you have to plan ahead. It appears to me you surrender your whole life over to this child.

Now don’t get me wrong, the people who take on this task, do it well and love it I admire in the highest regards. I totally understand the concept of that bond you have with a baby and I’m sure I’d have the same bond but it’s hard to imagine giving up that much for anyone. I don’t know how anyone does it and I wonder if there is something wrong with me that it scares me like it does.

If people ARE that scared of this then how do they get past the fear and into being a parent? I’m honestly curious.

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