Kids hate to sit down. Bring a high chair and they will struggle like you are a cannibal lugging them to the pot of boiling water
Kids hate to eat. After three bites of any meal the parent has carried along, kids will be ignore the meal and engage themselves in other interesting things like testing the candle flame to see if it is really hot
Only one parent will have a conversation with you at a time. If the kid is within striking distance of the candle flame, then both parents will be temporarily unavailable.
Anytime both parents are trying to carry on a conversation with you, you can be sure neither is paying the least attention to you
The strange smell that wafts when you are digging into your roast chicken usually signals a need for a diaper change. The trick is not to visualize further
Sure I love playing with kids and have spent countless hours babysitting various cousins. I wonder though, how it feels to be stuck with one of them all the time.