Many people say you should be able to take care of a plant before you have a baby. This is to give you a responsibility lesson, because a plant requires so much less effort and maintenance than a child does. You water a plant maybe once or twice a day, and then just let it sit there.
Does the image above concern you? Does it concern you that my plant is dead, but I am also taking care of this:
A child that is growing like a weed and needs to be watered about 6 times a day. Don't worry though, judging from the above expression I must be doing a terrific job.