Kids are a pain in the ass!  I love them – wouldn’t trade them – but they really are a pain in the ass.  I know there are parents who are probably passing out at the thought that someone like me (teacher, loving wife, loving, nurturing mother, does EVERYTHING for my children) would say such a thing, but it is true.  You become a slave to your children from birth until they are at least eight or nine, and sometimes catering to their every need can be a pain in the ass, even though you love them, cherish them, and want the very best for them, let’s face it – kids really are a pain in the ass.  Though I have to add that it’s a pain that I gladly handle every day of my life and I look on them with wonderment at the little individuals they are growing into.  Just love them!