Sure, we love them, but we don’t always like them.
Can you imagine being Ellen’s child? You would be the most well connected child in Hollywood, not to mention a killer dancer.
Alas, it is not meant to be, as we learnt when Ellen spoke to US Today‘s Matt Lauer recently.
While she did mention her age, 57, as a factor, her main reasons for not having a child were more unexpected.
“It seems long-term,” she laughed. “It seems like a commitment that you have to stick with. And I just don’t know if I can – it’s too risky. Like, what if I don’t like the kid?”
I was in stitches as she continued giving her reasons as to why she wasn’t going to have kids.
“What if it turns out that it’s not as cute as I wanted or as talented? I’m gonna compare it to all these kids that I have on this show that are so smart and so funny. And I’m like, ‘You are nowhere near these kids I had on today.'”
Never in my life did I ever think I would ever have any words of wisdom for Ellen. That is, until today.
Ellen, I want to let you in on a little secret.
No one actually likes their kids all of the time. No one.
Yes, sure, we love them no matter what but do we like them when they draw on our new leather lounge in permanent marker? No. Do we like them when they throw spaghetti over our newly mopped hard wood floors? No. Do we like them when they put a scratch on our brand new car? Nope.
And Ellen, let's face it, the kids you have on your show are freaks of nature. Most kindergarten kids get an award when they go a week without eating glue. They aren't studying Google learning the past world leaders.
The fact of the matter is you won't like your kids 24 hours 7 days a week. You just won't. At 3am when your 6-month-old hasn't slept more than 3 hours his entire life, you really struggle to like him. Sure, he's cute and all but just go the heck to sleep already, will you.