Parenthood

 Posted by on 22 April 2002 at 8:54 am  Uncategorized
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James Lileks has some delightful comments on parenthood, including the choice to have children or not. Too many people who argue against parenthood do actually hate children — all children, not just the bratty ones. They usually deny it publicly, but their private invectives against the young give them away. Such people have even told me that many parents who say they love their children are just rationalizing away their horrible and guilty feelings of regret for having made the terrible decision to have kids at all. Apparently, a parent must love every moment of parenting and never get frustrated with a child in order to actually love their children.

Of course, there are lots of people in this world who ought not have children; the kid-haters are certainly at the top of that list.

   
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