I'm 24 years old and still can't believe I'm a mother of 3. My oldest son is 6 following him I have a 4 year old daughter and lastly my youngest son is 2. I call them the 3 Ls because all of them have an L name. We are anything but normal but so normal it's weird, anyone else feel the same? Everyday is filled with screaming, kids fighting, crying and then through the mist you see laughter, happiness, cooperation and unity. These are the moments that make all of it worth while. Having kids is definitely hard and not cheap by any means so most of the time people without children ask "Why the hell have kids?" I can only say why I did. There is something so magical in being a parent, you can heal almost anything with hugs and kisses, you get to mold a human into the future meaning the little person you create will grow up and run the future world. They greet you with wonderful works of art and always make you laugh with hilarious antics and takes on life. You get to watch their brain literally grow in front of your eyes. They make you extremely tired but youthful in the same sense. You can find solace and purpose within them. I no longer where designer clothes or shoes, my makeup is usually a cheap store brand. I have traded prim and proper hair for quick ponytails and messy pull ups. My husband no longer buys countless video games or beer binges on the weekend. So yes parents sacrifice many things but it's not really a sacrifice but a trade up per say. You may enjoy countless nights out and expensive fun but I prefer the adventures in MOTHERHOOD!