Do your children make you happier?

This is a question that I have long considered, especially as I've gotten older. Now, I work with kids, and I find that quite enjoyable. However, I have always maintained that kids are great... as long as you can give them back. Being a parent has never been anywhere near the top of my to-do list, even though I am increasingly surrounded by family and friends who are having children of their own. When I tell people that I'm not really interested in having kids, they inevitably tell me that I'll change my mind when I hit the magic Three-Oh. ...more