Hello all. Thought I'd finally get my butt on here and do an intro. When I saw that Plummie was doing a community like this, I knew I had to join.
I never want to have children. Everyone I tell this to is all "Oh, haha, let's wait and see..." Um, no. Let's not. I've been saying that I don't want children ever since I was in kindergarten. Seriously.
I don't know that I ever want to get married, either. Romance has never been a high priority for me. I want to focus all my energy on my career as it comes. I have no regrets about this.
It's not that I hate children. I don't. But there are many things I don't like.
--They're loud and disobedient in public places.
--They crap in their pants.
--They spit up everywhere.
Whenever I'm in a public place with lots of children, I cringe repeatedly at all these things. Are these problems their own fault? No, probably not. It's probably their crappy parents. Regardless, I can't stand them.
Granted, there are some cute kids out there. I too am susceptible to the "Oo, Aah" syndrome from time to time. One such child is my goddaughter, Anna. (God-daughter is a variable term here--I'm more of an un-related aunt who's always around.) She's two years old and, in my mind, perfect. Well, as perfect as a kid can get. She is more than enough child for me for the rest of my lifetime. I was there all through the pregnancy, at her birth, and I see her every day. Yet even with her, when she throws up or has to "potty", it's time to hand her back to mom.
I have ordered all my friends and family members that should I ever have a child of my own (which would never happen, because like others I am actively pro-birth control and pro-choice) they should remove the child from my presence before DCFS has to. Not that I would ever hurt a child, but I know I would be a bad mother. Cussing, getting pissy, neglect. I couldn't do it and I wouldn't want to subject a child to me.
So, there's me. I'm always up and open for discussion. And welcome to everyone else. Let's make this a friendly and fun community, eh?
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