Parents share real reasons for having children

Olivia Petter
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Parents have revealed the real reasons why they had children in a viral Twitter thread – and they’re far more nuanced than you could ever imagine.

Prompted by parenting author and blogger Bunmi Laditan, whose original tweet joked that children should be named after the reasons why they were conceived, thousands of mothers and fathers have shared their candid motivations for having kids.

While many confessed that alcohol played a part, others credited modern phenomena such as “Netflix and chill” for helping them conceive.

“If we named kids after the reason we had them it’d be like, ‘Hey Marital Problems stop hitting Broken Condom I’m trying to put Hennessy down for a nap,’” wrote Laditan, who goes by @HonestToddler on Twitter.