None, Thanks

When I was in high school, one of my friends was writing a fictional story for fun, and we all had counter-parts within it.  Since these characters were based on us, she would occassionally ask our opinions on things.

One of the questions was how many children we wanted our counter-parts to have.  For the first time in my life, I actually thought about it.  For the rest of it, I'd just sort of assumed that I would get married, and have kids.  That was what people did, wasn't it?

The more I thought about it, the more I realised that I didn't want children.  Not then, and not ever.  So far, that opinion hasn't changed, and I really don't expect it to.

It isn't that I don't like children.  I have a neice that I think is wonderful, and I fully expect to love  the new niece or nephew I will have shortly.  It's just that I have absolutenly no need or desire to have a child of my own.

I don't discount the possibility that my opinion will change.  I've passed my high school reunion now, though, and my answer is still the same as it was then.

How many children do I want to have?

None, thanks.

2 Responses Jul 26, 2007

I don't want kids either since I plan to be gone alot. I want to be a dance choreographer. Or a chef of fashion designer so I won't have time for kids.

The difference between nieces and nephews, and having your own kids is that the former go home. My Mum loves kids, but she is still looking forward to grandkids, because they go home. You just fast forwarded to the granparent's role: the one who gets to love, tease, and call the parents to change the diapers ;-P