It's not uncommon to hear people claim that being a parent is the most important job you'll ever have, or that life just feels different after you've started raising your own child. While these statements can feel lofty, they're often meant to remind tired parents that the long-term emotional investment of children eventually outweighs the burdensome feelings and exhaustion.
However, not all parents feel the same about their choice to have kids, and it's reductive to refer to erase real life experiences with cozy expectations of how people should feel. There are times when someone has kids and finds out very quickly they weren't prepared for the sacrifices ahead, but it's too late to turn back.
AITA for admitting I regret having children.