Over the last forty years or so, competition has gone from being viewed as basically healthy and virtuous to being basically destructive and immoral in the public eye.
When you have a toddler, your only sanctuary is a locked bathroom. On one trip to the bathroom, I used my precious solitude to read up on, well, toddlers. The book? What to Expect: The Toddler Years, which is surely one of the most popular texts on advice for first-time parents.