My children are a reflection of me.
Your children are a reflection of you and all your failures.
No. My children are the reflection of the person that I want to be.
That you wanted to be?
That I should be. In their faces I see the same hopes, the same dreams.
Do you see the same crippling fear?
They are going to be strong. They’re going to be as good as I am, or better.
That shouldn’t be hard.
I shall take great pride in them, as I take pride in myself.
Take pride in shackling them.
They shall be free of the constraints that I had in my youth.
And those constraints shall be replaced by endless pressure.
They’ll get to be young. The way I never was.
They’ll never grow up.
My children will be a reflection of me.
They will be me.
They have to be.