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So What If It's "Normal"?

I don't want children. I've known that for a long time. Sure, I've gone through the lists of what I would name my children, but that just seems to be a long list of reasons as to why I shouldn't have any.

It's not that I can't tolerate them. I can - if they're someone else's and I don't have to clean up after them.

The fact is, I'd be a horrible mother. I'm squeamish, I can be very selfish and I have no tolerance whatsoever for the nonsense babble of children.

The way I see it, it's better that I realize this now rather than having a child and thinking, "Hm, maybe this was a bad idea."

Of course, I can't mention that I don't want a child without people giving me strange looks, classmates thinking I'm Pro Choice because I don't want kids, girls telling me that I'll "change my mind when I'm married," and potential boyfriends informing me that they couldn't possibly be with someone who doesn't want children.

I've tried to convince myself that it's normal to want kids, and that I should do - but the fact of it is, I just don't want any podlings, thank-you-very-much.
Starcrossed Starcrossed 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2008

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I share your view completely!I'm a relatively normal person but I still wouldn't be a good mother.I think too many people have children although they are not fit to be parents and not smart enough to realise it.<br />
The downside is, as you said, that any halfway decent man will run a mile when you explain that you don't want nor like kids. A giraffe -maybe, a moose -now there's a point ...-but a baby? -No way!