I don't have kids myself but one thing I've noticed is that kids are expensive, and not just financially. They're emotionally expensive, spiritually expensive, mentally expensive etc. But again people don't think about that. Because they're only told about the good parts of being a parent, you have people who pop out babies without giving a second thought to the things that parenting requires. Then those same parents have a rude awakening several months later and start to realize what they really signed up for. It's sad really.