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Dad Tweets Having a Kid Is His "Biggest Life Regret" and Gets Steamrolled Online

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Twitter's piling the shame on a man who was a little too honest about his feelings on parenthood.

Anyone who tries telling you that being a parent is easy is full of malarkey. It's supposed to be tough because you're literally in charge of another human being's life. You're responsible for their development, for setting a good example and for ensuring that, to the best of your ability, you give them what they need to lead a happy and fulfilled life.

It's a crap ton of responsibility and it's not for everyone. Heck, there wasn't anything that scared me more than having kids before I found out my wife was pregnant. Now, two kids in, I love being a dad. A lot of it has to do with the fact that my wife is amazing and I've got a great support system of people around me who can help out in a relatively short amount of time.

And while no one can frustrate you more than your own kid, because you're basically trying to train them out of your own bad habits, that's one of the "rewards" of parenthood, not to sound corny.

You are forced, every single day, to set a good example and try to improve yourself so your kids can learn by proxy. Now while that all sounds good and nice, the fact of the matter is even the best of parents don't do that all the time. And an even sobering fact is that many people who are parents don't want to be. Even years after their child is born.

Like Sam McRoberts, who became the villain of Twitter for a day when he made this startling confession for all the world to see.

It all started with this tweet from Julia Galef.