Here's a seemingly simple, straightforward question that's actually more loaded than your least favorite uncle at Thanksgiving Dinner: Why did you decide to have a baby? Pretty tough to answer, right? People decide to have babies for all sorts of reasons, I suppose, but none of them sound as legitimate as you want them to sound when you say them out loud (considering the issue at hand is bringing another human life into the world). Here, I'll try to answer the question to show you what I mean: Why did I have a baby (well, two babies, but let's pretend this is about the first one)? Because I wanted to. That's the truth, but it also sounds way too whimsical and impractical -- let's try again. Why did I have a baby? Because it felt like the right thing to do at the time. Oooh, that doesn't sound right either. Kind of obligatory and borderline regretful, neither of which is accurate. This is hard!