Traded the matching 450 SLs in the driveway and the trips to Aruba and Paris in exchange for braces, soccer cleats and ballet shoes. Great trade. I win. Being a parent is a great lesson in humility, love and tolerance and, although not all moments are cheery (say, mostly between the ages of 13-17), the package is well worth the diapers, baby vomit on your back, tears, ninja-turtle costumes and dress-up parties.
I have a thousand fond moments to recall and about three times that in photos to remind me after the last chick flees the nest.
One by one, they crawl to the edge of the twigs and jump. I am not looking forward to the last one leaving, but I proudly love it when they soar away like eagles.
- Robert Welton: Twitter