‘When I got two Freddo frogs in the one packet’: Parents open up on the real best day of their lives – and it’s NOT when their children were born

Ask a parent what the best day of their life was, and you’re likely to hear that it was the day their child was born. 

Holding your own newborn baby in your arms for the first time would be expected to be an amazing experience.

But surprisingly, some parents don’t feel that way.

Ask a parent what the best day of their life was, and you're likely to hear that it was the day their child was born - but some on Reddit don't feel that way and instead choose days when their children told them they loved them (stock)

Ask a parent what the best day of their life was, and you’re likely to hear that it was the day their child was born – but some on Reddit don’t feel that way and instead choose days when their children told them they loved them (stock)

A thread on Reddit has been asking people with children what the best day of their life has been, and most people have opted not to choose their child's birthday

A thread on Reddit has been asking people with children what the best day of their life has been, and most people have opted not to choose their child’s birthday

A thread on Reddit has been asking people with children what the best day of their life has been, and most people have opted not to choose their child’s birthday.

The thread, entitled ‘Parents of reddit who witnessed their birth of their child(ren), what is the ACTUAL best day of your life?’, has received 1,027 comments so far and was started by Reddit user LLCoolDave5. 

Many replies said that although their children’s birth didn’t make it up to the top, time spent with their kids did.

Many replies said that although their children's birth didn't make it up to the top, time spent with their kids did

Many replies said that although their children’s birth didn’t make it up to the top, time spent with their kids did

GDFulla140 also appreciated moments spent with his children, rather than the birth of them, saying: 'In my opinion my best day will not be one involving a doctor cutting my wife's stomach open'

GDFulla140 also appreciated moments spent with his children, rather than the birth of them, saying: ‘In my opinion my best day will not be one involving a doctor cutting my wife’s stomach open’

MikePyp wrote: ‘I was having a pretty s*** week at work…I get home and put the key into my front door and unlock it. The first thing I see is my oldest child sitting on the floor of the living room.

‘She turns and sees me, opens her mouth with the largest smile possible and gasps because she was so happy to see me.

‘That one moment literally made everything bad that had ever happened to me completely leave my mind.’ 

Claxattack kept it simple, commenting: 'The day my toddler told me he loved me with no prompting'

Claxattack kept it simple, commenting: ‘The day my toddler told me he loved me with no prompting’

The thread, entitled 'Parents of reddit who witnessed their birth of their child(ren), what is the ACTUAL best day of your life?', has received 1,027 comments so far and was started by Reddit user LLCoolDave5

The thread, entitled ‘Parents of reddit who witnessed their birth of their child(ren), what is the ACTUAL best day of your life?’, has received 1,027 comments so far and was started by Reddit user LLCoolDave5

GDFulla140 also appreciated moments spent with his children, rather than the birth of them, saying: ‘In my opinion my best day will not be one involving a doctor cutting my wife’s stomach open.

‘My best day was July 4th, 2014. We spent it at our friend’s lake house. Perfect weather, barbeque and drinks, amazing fireworks. 

‘My wife and I looked at our kids playing in the water while we relaxed.’ 

Vrishchikaa said: 'The day I came backl to America from deployment was the best day of my life'

Vrishchikaa said: ‘The day I came backl to America from deployment was the best day of my life’

Fk_th_system wrote: 'The best day of my life was meeting metallica. Childbirth hurt a lot so that puts it down the list a bit.'

Fk_th_system wrote: ‘The best day of my life was meeting metallica. Childbirth hurt a lot so that puts it down the list a bit.’

Claxattack kept it simple, commenting: ‘The day my toddler told me he loved me with no prompting’.

And for mootiechazam: ‘The best day of my life was when I walked into my future children’s foster home and I heard “Mommy and daddy are here!” I’ve been mommy ever since.’ 

For others, however, children don’t feature anywhere near their best days.

For Queen_Dare_Bear, holidays are the best thing ever. They wrote: 'I've had some childless vacations since becoming a parent that rank pretty high on my list'

For Queen_Dare_Bear, holidays are the best thing ever. They wrote: ‘I’ve had some childless vacations since becoming a parent that rank pretty high on my list’

Ihateeveryoneonthisp kept it simple and appreciates the smaller things in life, writing: 'I've got three kids. The best day of my life was when I got two Freddo Frogs in the same packet. S*** was wild.'

Ihateeveryoneonthisp kept it simple and appreciates the smaller things in life, writing: ‘I’ve got three kids. The best day of my life was when I got two Freddo Frogs in the same packet. S*** was wild.’

Vrishchikaa said: ‘The day I came back to America from deployment was the best day of my life’, whereas Fk_th_system wrote: ‘The best day of my life was meeting metallica. Childbirth hurt a lot so that puts it down the list a bit.’

And for Queen_Dare_Bear, holidays are the best thing ever. They wrote: ‘I’ve had some childless vacations since becoming a parent that rank pretty high on my list.

‘I’d definitely rank those times ahead of giving birth to twins via an emergency c-section without a single family member or loved one in sight for most of the surgery.’ 

And Ihateeveryoneonthisp kept it simple and appreciates the smaller things in life, writing: ‘I’ve got three kids. The best day of my life was when I got two Freddo Frogs in the same packet. S*** was wild.’