While on a jeepney ride going home, I sat beside two families. The family farthest from me had a little girl who was out of control. She would switch from one side of the vehicle to the other, deaf to the scolding of her mother and father. On the other hand, the family sitting just next to me had a behaved little boy. He was just curiously looking at the little girl who was already throwing a tantrum.
With an exasperated voice, the mother of the little girl said, “Look at the baby boy. He’s so behaved.”
Just then, a smile spread through the faces of the little boy’s parents, clearly, because of pride.
I didn’t know what to think. It was one of two things: feel happy for the parents who had the behaved little boy or feel sorry for the parents who had a gremlin for a baby girl.
I can’t wait to have kids.