They say when a parent dies, a child feels his own mortality. But when a child dies, it’s immortality that a parent loses.
We are not husband and wife, anymore. We’re just business partners. And our job is to raise those kids.[to Wendy]
My baby girl. You are wrong. We don’t live in different worlds. You and your brother are the only world that I have lived in since the day you were born. My children, I’m as blind as anyone. But I see you both. I will never stop seeing you.
Listen, children. I know that the loss of your parents was a great tragedy, but you can still have the life they wanted for you.
Parents expect everything from their children. And then they die and what they expect ceases to matter.
Parents do not have needs. You ever read the book The Giving Tree? It’s about a tree, and this kid keeps coming and taking stuff from it his whole life, until there’s nothing left but a stump. And then the kid sits on the stump. That’s being a parent.