What things are better than having kids

This is why educators suggest that if you want your child to be bilingual, you teach them at a very young age.


Mastering technology

My 10-month-old is already able to navigate my iPhone, my iPad and our television’s remote control. Scary.



Kids have loads of energy. If you tell a kid to clean their room, they’ll do it while eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, dancing and finger painting a masterpiece.


Adapting to change

When a big life change happens, like a cross-country move, young kids hardly flinch. They can pick right up where they left off.


Building friendships

When was the last time you sat next to a stranger at Starbucks, broke the ice by telling them you like their fuzzy sweater, held a conversation and formed a lasting friendship? Probably never.


Forgiving and not holding grudges

Few children go to bed at night and wake up remembering what made them mad the day before. That’s an endearing quality.


Having fun

Even standing in line at the DMV can be interesting to a kid.


Entertaining themselves

Give an adult a stick and they throw it in the woods. Give a kid a stick and it magically turns into a baseball bat, a sword or a pony.


Loving unconditionally

Your kids don’t care if you’re overweight, grouchy in the morning or don’t have a lot of money. They love you no matter what.

Santa Claus. Easter Bunny. Tooth fairy. ‘Nuff said.


Giving hugs

Not much is greater than a giant, heartfelt bear hug from a child.

My friend asked her daughter if she wanted to sleep at Grandma’s house and she said, “No. Nana’s mean, and so is Papa.” OK then.