For all the shit people get for not having children there isn’t nearly enough handed out to the ones who decide to only have one. Those who decide against having children get enough shit as it is. They may be making a huge mistake in doing so but they’re warned plenty enough already. Telling your family and friends you don’t plan on having children unleashes a shit storm like no other. Unless of course you only have gay men for friends. For everyone else not working at E!, sharing plans to not have children is always met with discouragement. The family is always worried about the bloodline ending and friends worry they’ve lost some partners in suffering. Having A child does the trick and it can even be met with a little encouragement sometimes. What the selfish bastards who do this don’t realize is they’re only setting themselves up for a life of disappointment.
When a couple only has one child, they tell themselves and others they did it for the child but in reality, it’s all for the parents’ sake. They’ll claim they’re giving their kid the best childhood they can but all they’re really doing is trying to have a family without having to do all the work. Sometimes the parents come from a large family and will say they’re trying to give their kid a better upbringing than themselves but the only thing they’re trying to do is have a less hectic life and more time to themselves. Or, maybe they’ll bring up the cost of having children and explain they want to make sure they can give their kid everything they could possibly ever want. All they really want to make sure of is that there’s enough money saved for their own retirement and they’re able to go on killer vacations, while their kid is stuck in school. These folks may think they’ve found the perfect solution to living a chillax carefree life, while avoiding any possibility of regretting their life decision but that’s not how that shit works.
Having only one kid may seem like a fantastic way to cut costs and reserve a little extra alone time for you and your spouse. In reality, it’s the perfect way to become an obsessed stalker of your own child. Obviously, you should love your child more than anything and show that love in any way possible but when there’s only one to focus on, it gets out of hand pretty fast.
Instead of giving a single child the normal amount of parenting as one of three or four would get, parents of only children tend to heap the necessary amount of attention for four children solely on that one kid. Some may think this would make for an excellent childhood, given all the accommodations, but all it really does is make for an unnecessarily restrictive and boring upbringing. Children aren’t supposed to be given such an ungodly amount of attention and affection. When they are, it’s like training them to become conniving little bastards, who are perfect at getting into trouble and needing help.
It may be comforting for a parent to keep their child under close surveillance at all times but constantly watching a child as a crazed stalker would do only forces the little snot to come up with creative ways to get away with shit. All kids want to do is cause trouble and when they’re treated like some spoiled rich reality TV star, they act like the complete opposite. They don’t just share as little as possible and keep things a secret from their parents, like most children do. They’ll live entirely different lives than the ones they let on, like Jared the Subway guy did. They may not be dealing with things quite as sick and twisted as a child pornography addiction but the contrast between their squeaky clean image and true self will seem just as stark. This makes it all the more difficult for the parents, when their little bundle of joy inevitably crushes their hopes and dreams.
When a couple has a few children they have to know at least one of them is going to be a disappointment but at least there’s a few others to pick up the loser’s slack. When they decide to only have one, they’re putting all their eggs in one basket. Once a couple has put all their time and effort into one child, that’s it and when that child has been spoiled and coddled to such extreme lengths, the chances of them being a disappointment are that much greater. What makes it even worse is they worship the useless piece of garbage so much that they continually dig them out of trouble, instead of letting them learn to fend for themselves. This happens over and over again until it’s too late.
The biggest problem with having an only child is the parents are eventually putting their own lives in the hands of that one spoiled little turd. Watching a golden child screw up and not meet expectations may not be too bad for some parents. In fact, it’s probably kind of entertaining for them to watch as their spoiled little brat continually fucks up and begs for help. Once they realize that useless pet human will be making decisions regarding their estate and health, they probably shit their pants though. By then, it’s too late. There’s no going back and having a conventional family, who can pitch in caring for them. The parents now have to sit there and hope to Christ the kid appreciates all the shit they’ve wasted on him. Or else, he’ll just throw them in the shittiest retirement home possible or kill them, in order to get to the money quicker.