As it turns out, the world rotates on an axis and not me. The same applies to my children's siblings.
As it turns out, patience is a virtue.
Given ample opportunity to develop this virtue, I continue to be deficient.
As it turns out, I can handle enormous amounts of stress. My garden benefits.
As it turns out, I can function for days without adequate sleep. Inadequate sleep interferes with virtue development.
As it turns out, I did need a daughter. She solved the puzzle.
As it turns out, tough love has it's place. Launching a man is tough business.
As it turns out, the exhaustion accompanying me through the first 10 years of parenthood has relocated to my brain. If that's not a scientific fact, it should be.
As it turns out, I do like teenagers. They possess a particular charm and casual intensity that is admirable.
As it turns out, my mother was right. Some days, a mother's only consolation is the inevitable repetition of history.
As it turns out, I will do what I Will Never. I'm not that good of a person but I am ripe for training.
It's possible I needed more character development than others and that's why I have All These Kids.