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An escape before parenthood

Central American caves, waterfalls, hair-raising drives—and everywhere, children

CANCÚN, Mexico — It was like reverse schadenfreude, in which I experienced a twinge of pain from the pleasure others took in my apparent good fortune.

Everyone we told seemed elated, while I was apprehensive, feeling the urge to escape — preferably far away.

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