“Your only son came to you for answers, and you didn’t give them to him?"
“Well of course I didn’t,” the stork said. “Why, he’s just a baby himself. How can he be expected to understand something so complicated?”
“So children should be put off or, even worse, lied to?”
“Until they’re old enough, sure.”
“So we lie and we lie and then one day they’re just supposed to believe us?”—"The Parenting Storks" by David Sedaris.
“I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”—"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost.