Random thought about parents
A powerful dream in this afternoon's nap led indirectly to an observation about parents, specifically in the 1950s, but perhaps still valid today.
Parents with more than one kid
had split personalities. They had PARENT MODE and normal adult mode. Kids were only allowed to see the PARENT MODE avatar. Occasionally late at night or when other adults were visiting, we'd pick up little bits of adult mode. Parents with one kid
didn't have a separate PARENT MODE. They were just plain adults all the time, and the one kid ended up with more of an adult perspective on life.