HAVING the children taken away for a bit is more important than having a house, according to parents.
As the cost of childcare overtakes that of the average mortgage, parents said they would rather live in a cardboard box than spend any more time with their children than they absolutely have to.
Father Joseph Turner said: “I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of Ben 10: Omniverse, but I have upwards of 100 conversations about that every day. Or at least the same conversation 100 times.
“I’d sell a kidney to keep my son in nursery, I honestly would.”
Mother-of-two Joanna Kramer said: You love your children just like you love your parents, which is to say youre very fond of them when theyre not around and youre drunk but theyre intolerable in the flesh.
Food, shelter and clothing are minor concerns compared to the human need not to be wiping somebody elses arse for eight years.
Sometimes, when the kids have gone to bed, my husband and I open a bottle of wine and watch that Ken Loach film Cathy Come Home where her children are forcibly taken into care by Social Services. I do love a happy ending.