It’s a simple question. Isn’t it?
Maybe it would be interesting to take another approach here and ask the opposite: why we wouldn’t love them. It could be all the sleepless nights and tiresome days, the constant cries and laments that will scar you for years to come.
Mother nature has programmed us into reacting to the smallest signs that there is something wrong with the little ones. Most of the times there is nothing wrong or nothing that you could do but care and nurture them as best as possible.
I’ve seen people age overnight, silver hair and changed faces as if they saw horrible things. It’s clear that it’s a conflict of interest, where we give our time and health for them to have a better start in life. Or at least that’s what we believe.
It’s the hardest job you’ll ever have. You will do overtime and the pay sucks. It’s not at all what we expect it to be like. And you can’t quit either.
But then the storm passes and you wake up next to the biggest and purest smile you’ve ever seen. That’s when you know you’re doing something right. That’s when you find why you love your kid.