My mum was talking about a little girl we know, saying her parents must be wonderful because she’s so sweet.
“The proof is in the second child, mum”, I said. “The first can be a total fluke.”
You can’t tell someone’s parental skills based on their first child. Maybe they just happened to get one of those good ones. That happens, you know.
This works both ways btw: if you have one child and that child is a total arsehole, don’t be discouraged! It might not be your fault at all! That child could just be a legit arsehole. They happen just as often as the good ones.
The only way to really tell if it’s your fault – is to have a second child.
Yes my friends, that IS a big gamble to take.