Kids. Kids are rubbish. When's the last time you had a rewarding conversation about dangerous precedent set by the progression of action sports with somebody under the age of five. And don't get us started on their wayward opinions about weighty subjects, such as the Greek economic crisis.
On top of that, kids have never got any money, so they rarely get you good gifts. The more you think about it, the worse they get.
But wait! Before we get all King Herod on things, it's worth remembering that not all kids are terrible. Far from it. Take the three year old daughter of Polish photographer and film maker Paul Załuska, for example.
Thanks to this tiny genius, we have this amazing video of soap bubbles being frozen, which creates these intricate, delicate baubles.
Załuska's little girl refused to wrap up warm during the winter months, failing to grasp the fact that outside it was freezing cold. So, her smart pop had the idea of making a film to show her what the cold looks like.
"I saw a sparkle in her eye so I promised to make a film to show her [about the cold]. She was so excited about this idea that of course she forgot that she didn’t want to put her jacket on." said Załuska.
"It wasn’t easy to capture those bubbles because only around five to ten per cent of them didn’t break instantly and as you can imagine it was a challenge to be patient at -15 Celsius. But it was worth it because now that my daughter has seen it, winter is magic for her."
Winter's magic for the rest of us as well, Paul. Now, can you make a film that will make a commute on an over-full train somehow more manageable, please?