That... would be completely deliberate. Kids are a lot of work.
But, in the interest of fair and balanced reporting, I feel compelled to add kids are also a lot of fun. (No, really: the Secret Parenting Cabal requires me spend at least two hours a month talking about how joyous and uplifting it is to have children.) So, join us below the fold for The Rest Of The Story:
The boys share a ride at Chuck E. Cheese:
Secondborn tries out a new hat:
Firstborn standing in our driveway:
Firstborn in the cardboard playhouse at my parents' house:
So there you go: parenting. It's a joyous and uplifting experience, full of warmth and light and unending love. And poop. Lots and lots of poop.