Time with kids

It isn’t that I like my job more than my kids overall—if I had to pick, the kids would win every time. But the “marginal value” of time with my kids declines fast. In part, this is because kids are exhausting. The first hour with them is amazing, the second less good, and by hour four I’m ready for a glass of wine or, even better, some time with my research.

Original source: Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool