CHILDREN are the same as adults only smaller, according to new research.
A study into childhood happiness found it was based entirely on having things they liked and not having to do things they hated.
Child psychologist Dr Julian Cook said: “Getting them to watch Lawrence of Arabia rather than Gigglebiz is the devil’s own work, but otherwise they’re just like an adult who doesn’t buy their round.
“When the results came in I went straight home to my young son, told him he could stop plastering the spare room and gave him some chips.”
The study also confirmed that Guardian-reading parents who deny their children sweets, television and running around in mud like a mental case are as wrong about that as they are about almost everything else.
Dr Cook added: “The biggest surprise for me was that kids don’t like vegetables. I assumed my son spat them out because he thought they were little green pixies.”