I came across this quote from a farcial work of the 13th century titled La Riot du Monde. It's about why the author doesn't like children, and it could have been written today with a couple of minor adaptations. Just replace 'horses and carts' with 'cars'
'I have never cared for children, little, medium sized or big: the little one is hard to rear and does not let the people sleep at night; the middle-sized one runs down the street and must be kept from horses and carts; the big one battles with father and mother to get rich estates, and he has to be brought back continually from the taverns.'
It's us as we were then, and them as we are now, and that comforts me and makes me smile.