I Love My Children, I Hate My Life

I Love My Children, I Hate My Life Friends of mine are always sending me articles and surveys about how much happier people are who don't have kids.   I think they are just trying to make me feel better because I wrote a play called Whoops, I Forgot to Have Kids.  I read this article last year --The writer said" From the perspective of the species its perfectly unmysterious why people have children.  From the perspective of the individual, however, its's more of  a mystery than one might think. Most people assume that having children will make them happier.  Yet a wide variety of academic research shows that parents are not happier than their childless peers, and in many cases are less so."  What do you think?  Is that true?When people are asked to answer anonymously-- Would you do it again? -- a surprising number say--" I'd get a dog instead.  If I knew what I was getting myself into I wouldn't have had kids at all.  You are never free from their problems.   My mother would actually say something like that to me.  She would say " Having you was the best thing that ever happened to me, but having kids is not the be all and end all.

SOOOO What do you think?