Musings on the Childfree Lifestyle and our Child-Centric Society
"Aren't you so miserable and sad and alone and filled with regret?"As if having kids would actually prevent that when you're 85. You'll feel even worse when you have kids and they never visit you...."Aren't you afraid of being alone?" is not a question that an introvert would ask. Must be one of those insecure extravert things.
Hi! I have been enjoying reading your blog. Like this cartoon, I never liked baby dolls when I was a kid. Good to know that I'm not alone. :) I'm in my 30s, and me and my husband are childfree by choice. I never like/want kids, and this blog gives me more reasons not to have kids. Although I was told that "I am going to CHANGE my mind", I am pretty sure that I will NOT regret my decision to be childfree. People just need to mind their own business.
To IloveLEGO:When someone says "you'll change your mind," ask them to bet on it. Ask them if they're willing to wager $500 that you'll change your mind. They won't be so confident if they have money riding on it. If they are confident enough to bet on it, then it's easy money for you.
I have always known I didn't want children. When I was four years old, I was forced to play house in my pre-school. That involved me, a female, being forced to play housewife with a baby doll. The boys got to play that they went to work--which meant they got to go outside and enjoy the swings and the monkey bars. I left the play kitchen and went outside to play. The staff dragged me back into the girls' area and gave me back the baby doll. I then put the baby doll in the play kitchen's freezer and went back to play outside. The pre-school wound up calling my mother! Fast forward to present day. I am 44 and have been married twenty years. My husband and I are both childfree by choice. If only the gender norming and harassment by people with children would stop. Sigh.
I used to always wants kids until my sister had one. I would babysit quite a bit and I thought man this really sucks. I just wasn't into the baby things. Now both my sisters have kids and I'm glad that I didn't have kids. Me and my husband are perfectly happy. People say oh you'll change your mind. And I tell them, I used to want kids until I saw what it' like being a mom. In my early 20s I was so sick of helping out with my sister's kids that me and my husband bought a home an hour away from my family just so we can actually live our lives.
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