31 Reasons Having a Kid Is the Best Thing Ever

Having and raising a child is one of life's most beautiful experiences. But between sleepless nights, potty training, teaching a kid right from wrong, and the endless list of chores that keep the home running, it's easy to miss how truly amazing parenthood really is. Because even in the midst of the hustle and bustle, a kid can show us how to truly live and love, if only we stop to pay attention.

Yes, the days are busy. But having a child by your side means countless opportunities to dance, sing, laugh, and simply enjoy the small moments in life that mean the most.

No, having a kid doesn't do much for your bank account, but it does make your life infinitely richer. Keep reading for 31 reasons having a kid is simply the best.

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Seeing that sweet smile at the start of each day.
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Seeing that sweet smile at the start of each day.

02
Receiving hand-picked flowers, just because.
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Receiving hand-picked flowers, just because.

03
Having your best qualities routinely pointed out and your worst ones ignored.
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Having your best qualities routinely pointed out and your worst ones ignored.

04
There's always a good reason to have milk and cookies.
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There's always a good reason to have milk and cookies.

05
Being accepted just as you are.
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Being accepted just as you are.

06
Having someone to point out everyday beauty you'd otherwise miss.
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Having someone to point out everyday beauty you'd otherwise miss.

07
Having someone tell you "I love you" multiple times each day.
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Having someone tell you "I love you" multiple times each day.

08
Watching a baby sleep. There's simply nothing sweeter.
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Watching a baby sleep. There's simply nothing sweeter.

09
Being unconditionally loved.
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Being unconditionally loved.

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Getting handwritten love letters from your child that make you swoon on a daily basis.
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Getting handwritten love letters from your child that make you swoon on a daily basis.

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Having someone around who wholly admires you and wants to be just like you.
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Having someone around who wholly admires you and wants to be just like you.

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There are lots of birthday parties with lots of cake — need we say more?
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There are lots of birthday parties with lots of cake — need we say more?

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Joining in your child's adventurous spirit and finding one of your own.
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Joining in your child's adventurous spirit and finding one of your own.

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Being your child's comforter.
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Being your child's comforter.

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Always having permission to play.
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Always having permission to play.

17
Taking time to enjoy life's simple pleasures.
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Taking time to enjoy life's simple pleasures.

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Getting endless hugs and kisses to remind you that you're always loved.
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Getting endless hugs and kisses to remind you that you're always loved.

19
There's always someone who's happy to see you.
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There's always someone who's happy to see you.

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Feeling their hand in yours and knowing you are their safe place.
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Feeling their hand in yours and knowing you are their safe place.

22
Having tickles and belly laughs. Because there is no sweeter sound than a child's laughter.
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Having tickles and belly laughs. Because there is no sweeter sound than a child's laughter.

23
Knowing you're missed when you are away.
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Knowing you're missed when you are away.

24
Holidays are infinitely more magical.
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Holidays are infinitely more magical.

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Being in the presence of someone who is always enthusiastic about life.
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Being in the presence of someone who is always enthusiastic about life.

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Learning how to be unapologetically authentic by watching your child.
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Learning how to be unapologetically authentic by watching your child.

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Being someone's favorite person.
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Being someone's favorite person.

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Being someone's favorite resting place.
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Being someone's favorite resting place.

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Having a dance partner who thinks your skills are on point.
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Having a dance partner who thinks your skills are on point.

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Ending the day by watching them sleep.
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Ending the day by watching them sleep.