Originally Posted by grooks
Good to see someone other than me voted for the last option.
All joking aside, young children only seem to get this way when treated rather badly by the adults that surround them (parents that are beyond self centered, family members that scream at each other, etc)
While I've never wanted any of my own (I was cursed with the "a child like yourself" curse when I was younger
) I've not minded (too much) being around well behaved, curious kids.