Before Phil and I had kids, we used to joke that with our combined genes we shouldnâ€™t procreate. Depression runs on both sides. Autism runs on his. Bipolar and addiction are strong on mine. And we both suffer from mild depression/anxiety ourselves. But despite these â€śbad genes,â€ť what we really meant was we didnâ€™t want kids. It was our excuse to remain selfish over selfless.
Thank god we changed our minds, because being selfless is far more gratifying. Plus, we have still retained plenty of our selfish lifestyle.