"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Monday, November 18, 2013

Reason 456,890,214 I'm Not a Mom to Human Children..

I get a lot of flack from people (mainly my Mom) about not wanting kids. I mean, there are times when it freaks me out that not only am I child free, but I am also without a partner. Who's gonna take care of me? 

But I can't imagine living my life doing something I have no passion for. And I really have no passion for children.

Yes, there are friends and family of mine who have kids, that I can say are cute, and adorable, and I can handle them in small doses. But when the day is done..and the meltdowns happen...I'm thankful that I get to go home to peace and quiet, and having my own space. 

Honestly, I'm more cut out for being a hip Auntie!  One you'd feel bad about living in a state-run old folks home, due to her life-long friendship with your Mom..so you would probably take her under your wing.. should she ever need it. 

I understand people's love of children. If it weren't for them, I wouldn't be here today! I'm lucky that my Mom wanted to grow up to be "a Mom" and that she brought me into this world and raised me right. I also feel a calling to other things, like volunteering at the animal rescue, and people like me are just as important!

And here you have it...reason 456,890,214 I'm not a Mom to human children. I'd probably go to jail if my human kid found a lighter, because human kids have thumbs, and can set stuff on fire!

Luckily, I just took this lighter away from Mr. Magoo, and life went on!


Debbie @ Live from La Quinta said...

I think that it's great that you know what you want. While I did have kids, I love my life of dogs and cats now. They appreciate me much more that my sons ever did :-)

Teena in Toronto said...

As a child-free person, I can dig it! Over the years, it's amazing the amount of people who kept asking when I was going to start having kids. Um ... how about NEVER?!

Urban Cynic said...

I think most people have children without really giving it much thought - then they're kind of stuck with them! I think if more people thought long and hard about what every minute of every day for the next 25+ years would be like then they wouldn't do it!

It's never looked like anything that I fancied doing (it looks dreadful) so I didn't do it. I've not regretted it for a minute.