The point of view changes when you have kids. I didn’t want to recognize for a long time because I didn’t want to feel different than people without kids.
When I didn’t have kids yet, there were two points of reference: my parents and myself.
Since I am a mother, there are three points of reference: my kids, myself and my parents.
It is so much different because there is the responsibility.
Whenever I think at myself, I’d rather remember first my kids and in a second point myself.
I don’t count anymore as it was before.
I think this is okay because it is always helpful in life when one can step aside and let other people be in the center – even when they aren’t your own kids but acquaintances, colleagues from work or friends.