How / when did you know you were ready for kids?

Adam Tanner ‏@iamadamtanner: how / when did you know you were ready for kids?


I have a 13 and a 10 yr old. I’m still not ready to have kids.

It is really hard to have kids. For the first few years of their lives you have to devote all your time to making sure they stay alive. Then you have to be a good role model for them. Then you have to entertain them, and feed them, and help them deal with the hardships of turning into an adult. You have to teach them how to be good friends, how to share, how to be polite, how to be respectful, how to be creative, how to avoid bad people. How to deal with it when people are mean to you. How to avoid being mean to others.

It’s too much for any one human to do.

First you have to make sure you know all those things yourself. And nobody does. I still let bad people into my life. I still have a hard time sharing and being polite.

That’s why I’m glad I now have kids. Because they force me to get better at all the things I’m supposed to teach them. And sometimes I even love them.