Having kids is hard, there’s no doubt about it. But overall, children are worth more than they will ever cost. Their value cannot be given a monetary value, and in this sense they are, for all intents and purposes, priceless.
Think about it this way:
If you live alone, your home is likely to be empty, devoid of any noise save that which you make. Children create sounds that will melt your heart and fill the largest of spaces with the smallest of sounds.
Life is hard, and adding mouths to feed only makes it harder. But children enrich and sustain much more than your stomach. The smile of a child can warm your heart and keep you going for much longer than anything else.
It is very possible to become stressed out and take life too seriously. Children remind you what it is to wonder and to see the world in a new, exciting way that makes no sense and doesn’t have to in order to be fun.
Sometimes love is a hard and uncertain thing to find. Kids give you love without condition, and without reservation. They are there to be kept happy and secure, and in doing so you will find that their love is without limit.
So the next time anyone says kids are too much work or aren’t worth the effort, do everyone a favor and disagree. Kids are worth the trouble, no matter how much they get into.