You did an outstanding job laying the truth on the line. It’s draining raising a child. Almost toxic to your health depending on a child’s spirit and mental well-being (which you have no control over). People say they love kids but allow other folks to raise them or computers and phones. They don’t put in the work. They’re tired and lazy, especially during the dreaded teen years.
Baby-sitting wasn’t addressed explicitly either. Some grandma’s don’t wanna be their kids' free full time babysitter. Plan to pay for that shit for date nights, traveling, work, etc. If you’re not ready to consistently screen and pay sitters…leave that kid where it is, in a dream.
Couldn’t have written it better myself. This is REAL!!!!