Since the birth of my twins, I have talked to more people, made more new friends, and generally experienced a more extroverted lifestyle than ever before. Never before babies would I have talked to strangers, initiated conversations with those I don't know, commiserated with literally anyone who would listen.
I've come to dislike the presumption that easier equals better. What do things like "easier" and "better" even mean in the context of parenting? In the harder times, love trumps, and when I say "love" I don't mean the energetic enthusiasm that infuses family togetherness during the steadier periods.