They say all babies are blessings. And it's hard to find a parent who'll openly admit to feeling otherwise about their precious offspring.
But on an anonymous internet forum, it's a different story. A recent Reddit thread asked, "Parents who regret having kids: why?" Thanks to the anonymity of the online world, over a thousand parents responded. Here are the answers that you'll never hear at the local mom group.
I love my kids, but I should've waited and had them with a better person. - DaveSW777
We adopted a four-year old who turned out to have severe issues. While I don’t regret rescuing her from what could have been a bad life, the first 20 years were rough, especially the first 7 years. Her overwhelming needs blew up my marriage and left my slightly older son saying, “I want my childhood back.” She’s a lovely 28-year-old, and I love her, but man those years were rough. - SSSS_Car_go