The father-of-two, 47, said being a dad is ‘rarely fun’, ‘obviously not a good choice in life’ and joked that children come from ‘hell’, but he ‘wouldn’t change it for the world.’
Indeed the movie director, received lots of understanding reactions from fellow parents and words of assurance that things do get better.
Opinion: David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones says parenthood is ‘rarely fun’, ‘not a good choice in life’ and children come from ‘HELL’… but says he ‘wouldn’t change it for the world’ in hilarious post (pictured with wife Rodene in 2011)
Sad: Duncan is the son of the late David Bowie, who passed away from liver cancer back in January 2016, two days after his 69th birthday
He first posted: ‘I have 2 kids. 2 1/2 years & 9 months old [a son and daughter] respectively.
‘I’ll tell you something I never see anyone admit… they are exhausting, frustrating & life-destabilizing. They are rarely fun.
‘Sure, smiles are great, hugs are lovely, but it’s HARD & not obviously a good choice in life. This is where people feel compelled to say “i wouldn’t change it for the world!”’
So funny: Duncan has been both praised and criticised for his honest words
Taking sides: Writer Caitlyn Moran agreed with the post wholeheartedly and when a follower called both her and Duncan ‘a**holes’, she wrote back: ‘Your mum’
He continued: ‘But you know… Of course I’d reconsider! It’s exhausting! Its banal! It’s like looking after a dog you can’t house train. What it is, is that it is. & they are mine. Hopefully they turn out ok.’
A follower replied: ‘Sir, do you not know where babies come from?’
Duncan playfully replied: ‘Hell!’
Duncan is estranged from his mother Angie, (David’s first wife), but remains close to his stepmother, Iman.
He married his beautiful wife Rodene back in November 2012. They welcomed their first child, Stenton David Jones, exactly six months after David’s death from cancer.
Special: Duncan and a pregnant Rodene pictured back in June 2016 at the premiere of his movie Warcraft in Hollywood
Duncan announced the news on Twitter at the time, writing: ‘Stenton David Jones. Born July 10th, exactly six months after his grandad made room for him.
‘Love you both so.’
Duncan and Rodene named their daughter Zowie, in tribute to his father, who named him Zowie Bowie when he was a child. He later changed his name.
In a tweet posted on Christmas Eve, Duncan, shared his daughter’s name for the first time in an emotional tweet, in which he referenced his famous father.
He said: ‘Got a bit emotional while wrapping tonight. Didn’t occur to me till tonight that when i named my daughter Zowie i would eventually be writing, “To Zowie, from Dad,” exactly like my dad did for me when i was little. Ghosts of Christmas past.’
Going for it: Duncan joked that children come from ‘hell’ in the playful tirade
Not afraid to speak his mind: Duncan appeared quite amused by anyone who took offence to his post
He liked a comment from another followers which acknowledged it was possible to dislike parenting but still love your child immensely.
In full, it read: ‘It’s so weird how we conflate disliking parenting with not-loving the child.
We understand why adult children struggle with caring for an elderly parent, and the complex feelings that arise. We don’t question their love.
Why do we question it when the situation is reversed?’
Father and son: David is the son of late musical icon David Bowie – pictured together in 2009
Family: Duncan was the son of David’s first wife Angie, pictured together in 1974- Angie and Duncan are estranged
Duncan also liked a post which read: ‘A friend told us (when we had our 2nd boy), “Aren’t kids the best AND absolute worst thing you can do yourselves?!”’
Caitlyn Moran waded in and said: ‘Every night until they were six and four, I’d sit on their beds, reading a goodnight story, thinking, “I’m really not enjoying this.”
‘Then they start making their own breakfasts and the magic begins.’
Not everyone was down with what Duncan and Caitlyn were saying: ‘One person wrote: ‘You too are a pair of a**holes.’
Caitlyn shot them down with: ‘Your mum.’
Truth: Duncan liked this tweet from a follower who said it’s possible to love your children but not enjoy the journey of parenthood