Ever just long for the old days of child rearing?
Whip them and put them to bed?
Modern parenting is soooo involved. You've got to get attached and then get them unattached and keep them happy and make sure they become responsible, green, compassionate, world-enhancing little creatures.
And to think there was a time when pregnant women smoked and drank whiskey without a thought!
Or course, the world is being run by those children now....
I know an old woman who had five children. (But didn't live in a shoe.) I asked her how she did it. "In those days? In those days we didn't have all this stuff you do. If they cried, I'd say, 'I'll give you something to cry about.'"
Oh, for simpler times.