They are expensive.
Adjusted for inflation, it costs about $295,000 to raise a child from infancy to the age of 17. (17?!?! HA. Please, we all know that the best interest rates come from Parental Bank & Trust well into adulthood.)
Add to this the crying and the pooping and the whining and the mess… I’m with Polly. Let’s just borrow other people’s children when we want to ride the carousel and then give them back.