That pretty much sums it up...but each one is a lesson, and with age comes wisdom. Hopefully the fond memories outweigh any regrets. Simply said, you said a lot.
A wonderful little verse that captures the stages of life so well, each with their concerns and complaints. I recall how we used to fuss as children's fingerprints and clutter, and would love to see those little hands present in our houses now! This was lovely, it started my morning with a wistful smile, Robin. Thank you for a very well done Six Sentence Story!
I like the mewling and puking Shakespearean references.