a: Raising kids ~
b: a marathon that lasts 18 years
What: "(I like the amateur marathoner metaphor: survey a marathoner in the midst of the race and they'll complain about their legs and that nipple rash and the endless route. But when the running is over they are always incredibly proud of their accomplishment. Having kids, then, is like a marathon that lasts 18 years.) "
Writer: Jonah Lehrer
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 28 2010 10:18 AM
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