Children are a major disappointment in most cases, which is why I say that the modern ideology of parenting is baloney. People who don’t have them aren’t missing anything they really need. They’re not helping keep the race in business, no, but they’re not suffering for it either.
I didn’t mind it so much, but I did a lot of it at a distance, the result of a fragged marriage. Still, this seems true:
I used to wonder why my parents, especially my mother, kept bugging me to have children. Now I know. They were getting even.
The slope goes ever downward.
(Title courtesy of Alice Cooper.)