LAMB: Mothering, widely acknowledged as the most punishing yet most fruitful job in the world. I understand why some people don't want children, I used to be one of them. The stresses of parenting are right there, plain for all to see. The tantrums in the shopping mall. The haggard, sleep-deprived looking woman with one child on the hip and the other tugging on her tracky dacks demanding ice-creams and toys and trips to the moon. And the mess! Oh the mess!  Why would anyone put themselves through that? It's impossible to explain to someone who doesn't have children and I wouldn't waste my time trying. Everything that makes it all worth it is so intangible, it exists purely on an emotional level. All I know is that I'm a better person for having known you my Lamb, you came screaming (literally) into my life and turned my world upside-down. And the love! Oh the love!