I Want Children Like I Want Syphilis

It is erroneous to suppose that a person in possession of a womb must want that womb to be filled; that a woman must desire children as much as she desires the perfect wedding dress and a husband who doesn't drink too much, and who sometimes makes her feel like more than a sex toy in heels.

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

The desire for children, I believe, is not mutually exclusive with the desire to have a healthy, happy relationship, and nor is it a by-product of being a woman.

I don't want children. I don't hate other people's children. I just think the idea of having a parasite growing inside of me for nine months and then bursting out of me is nauseating. The thought of nursing a baby, tolerating that mess, that noise - argh! No! And it gets worse as the years go on. Such horrible nuisances, children... and the worst part is that they are a life-long curse.

Count me out. Really, really, REALLY out.
ISawIDreamed ISawIDreamed
26-30, F
3 Responses Dec 12, 2012

I love this post =)

My sister has children and I get it. I love them so much but I get stressed out when I'm watching them for more than a few hours and need to go and hide away somewhere. You can't do that as mother. They are your responsibility 24/7 and you will feel that till the day you die. So no thanks. agree with you.

Having children is an irrevocable decision. If you don't want to be and/or don't have the skills to be a parent, then, yes, it is a life-long curse. I wish you the best because there is a tremendous amount of pressure on women to have children. If you don't have them or...perish forbid...don't WANT to have them, then people think there's something wrong with you. I'm no deep thinker, but I don't think you're any less of a woman for not wanting kids. Motherhood is not necessarily an integral part of womanhood. Take care.