And then you have kids and it's really just nothing like what you thought it would be like. It's so much more. It's more difficult. And more fun. And more complicated. And more wonderful. But don't let me ruin the surprise for you.
Anyway, back before I was a parent and I thought about my future (at the time fictitious) children, I thought, "Oh, I'll have a couple of little girls and they'll be ballerinas! And won't they be so adorable in their tiny tutus! And they're tiny little top knots!" Well, as it turns out, I was right about that one thing.