From the February issue of the New Yorker.
“Dear Mom and Dad: Thanks for the happy childhood. You’ve destroyed any chance I had of becoming a writer.” (New Yorker cartoon by Alex Gregory.)
Was reminded of this cartoon when I read this post:A few weeks ago, a woman asked me for advice about her teenage daughter. “She wants to be a writer,” the mother said. “What should we be doing?”
My first response would’ve been, “Have you tried talking her out of it?”