It’s crazy how much my kids love each other.
Even crazier is the number of miserable people who look at a photo like this and say things like, “Enjoy it while it lasts!” and “Sorry to tell you, my friend, but they’ll be at each other’s throats before you know it.”
My inclination, whenever I hear someone say something like this to me, is to stomp on their foot, and while they are crumpled in a ball on the ground, tell them how small and sad they are.
It’s difficult to imagine how much a person must truly suck at life in order to be able to tell a proud father that his children are going to be repellant, dissociative antagonists someday.
It’s even more difficult to imagine how stupid a person has to be in order to presume that his or her family dynamic is universal.
Why do people do this?
I was recently told by someone that in just a few short years, my daughter is going to close her bedroom door and stop sharing her thoughts and feelings with me.
Thankfully, I’m immune to this nonsense. I simply assume that the person who is telling me this is an idiot.
But not everyone is as arrogant and condescending as me. These inconsiderate, hateful, and oftentimes inaccurate jerk faces are quite capable of ruining the day of an otherwise happy parent.
If you are one of these people, you suck at life. Stop it. Allow proud parents like me to enjoy the moment, expect the best, and remain hopeful about the future. Your apparently unfortunate reality is not the destiny of all, as much as you might wish otherwise.