If our children are going to be of value, it is their duty to be the best. Our duty to make them so.[to Victoria]
I’ve tried so hard not to pass on the malice and resentment, give them a different sort of childhood. But they’re just fresh mistakes.[about his children]
I would just wish that I could make time stand still. Babies change so fast at that age. I knew that any morning might be the last time you ever let me rock you like that. So I made sure to remember every little detail of those mornings.
I think mothers and fathers made up the gods because they wanted their children to sleep through the night.
I love you so much. And I know I’m gonna do whatever it takes to help you get what you want. And I’m sad for the person that’s gonna turn me into.
I just keep thinking about my wife and how I just want to get home to her, hang out with her, make sure she’s okay. Which is crazy, because she’s at her absolute worst right now. I mean, like, Exorcist level bad. But I still don’t want to escape her. Or my future vomiting, crap-riddled kids. I just, I want more time with them. I want to freeze time with them, so that I can get a little bit more.[to Miguel]
Grown children often secretly wish for an aged parent to die. And it’s not necessary for the parent to be a witness for the prosecution. It’s a taboo thought, but common. Particularly if the parent has lost all capacity for joy at being alive.
Even the best parents are doing what they think is best for us. At some point, we have to take over for ourselves.