Sure, you turned out pretty good, but is there anything you wish had been different about your childhood? If you have kids, is there anything you wish were different for them?
I wish we hadn’t been so poor – boo hoo. I think not having much money has made me more clever and compassionate, but I have decided not to have kids of my own until I know I can take care of them. Mainly, I would want to actually have the time to be there and raise them myself, rather than just dropping them off at day care every day. I have been told this is an impractical ideal, but for me it is the only way that makes sense. I had some pretty rotten and abusive day care providers, and would never put a child of my own in that situation.