I agree with this…
you know what you could have instead of children?
- a nice house
- a nice car
- really nice shoes
- open weekends
- vacations that aren’t “child-friendly”
- nice things in general
- basically whatever you want because children are expensive and material things don’t grow up to resent you
Eavesdropping on 4-Year-Olds at the Park
Kid 1: We'll never die.
Kid 2: As long as we keep brushing our teeth.
Kid 1: No.
Kid 2: If your teeth die then you die. Get it?
Kid 1: Or you could kill yourself with a gun.
"I realized these were all the snapshots which our children would look at someday with wonder, thinking their parents had lived smooth, well-ordered lives and got up in the morning to walk proudly on the sidewalks of life, never dreaming the raggedy madness and riot of our actual lives, our actual night, the hell of it, the senseless emptiness."
- Jack Kerouac (via scooterdillon)