What do you want the baby to have that you didn't have?
Hmmm... That's such a tough question. I guess it's a good sign that I can't think of too much. I would like for my child to not have a mom with severe depression and a dad with alcohol problems. Which makes my family sound totally horrible, but aside from that my parents were great. My dad coached soccer and my mom stayed home with us and we went on great vacations. But I hated my dads drinking and seeing my mom suffer all the time.
That really is a tough q!
I want my baby to grow up in a household where we don't communicate by shouting, and I hope DH is more hands-on and approachable than my dad was when I was growing up, and I want to have a relationship with my child where they feel comfortable to talk to me about absolutely anything without me judging them or getting angry.
And as weird as it sounds I hope school is more challenging than it was for me so that they know what it's like to work hard to achieve stuff.
Aww wow you gals have such great answers!
I totally understand about the mom having depression Caitlin. My mom is manic depressive with some OCD. It was a disaster. Unfortunately I have bipolar so I don't get to give my child the benefit of no mental illness
Roxi- shouting was pretty popular in my house with my mom.. and then passive aggressive dad. it was complicated and confusing .heh.
I would love to give my child support in all things and that I want to push him/her to do activities. My parents didn't really push me to do anything and now I feel complete not talented in ANYTHING. They were semi- supportive of my activities but I hardly had any and my dad refused to support me in wanting to be a cheerleader. I