We love our children when they're good,
But when they're bad, in trouble,
For reasons barely understood
We love them almost double.
We love our children when they want
Affection and expect it,
And even more, those times they taunt
Our loving and reject it.
We love them when they make us cry
And when you'd think we daren't,
And no one knows the reason why,
Except another parent.