I love my son, so I'm not trying to trade him in or anything. Having said that, I have to admit that there are moments when I wouldn’t mind parenting someone else, too. You know, someone different. Hell, someone not necessarily real. In fact, there are more than a few fictional kids I wish I could parent, if only because they at least appear to be capable of making motherhood so much easier — or at least a touch more exciting — than it really is.
I won't lie: I’m a lazy parent. And as a lazy parent I definitely don’t want to parent any more energetic kids because, believe me, one is plenty. So all of these chill fiction kids that love to be independent? Let me adopt them immediately. I also find myself being very maternal towards kid characters that have a quirky sense of humor, and enjoy rocking out to the very same music that I adore. And since nostalgic shows set in the 80s is a thing these days, there are more than a few fictional kid characters to choose from.
Again, it's not that I don't like parenting my own child or wish he could be like any of the fake kids listed below. My son is perfect just the way he is. But motherhood can be monotonous and sometimes it's great to simply stretch your imagination and envision what it would be like to parent the following fictional characters: