Early morning before anyone was up, Vivi showed me how she learned to draw a lighthouse.
Later, Sam and Kav were waiting for me after my run, full of goofball faces.
Feeling more than grateful.
The night before I read this:
Studies have confirmed what’s pretty obvious – having children makes people even unhappier. But what people want, above all else, is not to be happy; they want to devote themselves to something, to give themselves away. Some parents had told me that you couldn’t understand what it meant to truly love someone until you’d had a child, which had always seemed to me like not a very impressive advertisement for human altruism – most people only ever experienced selfless love toward people who were genetic extensions of themselves? But now here it was, a force as matter-of-fact and implacable as the gravity of the planet, the deceptively gentle pull of six thousand sextillion tons.(Tim Kreider, We Learn Nothing)