I Am Honest Enough To Include Myself

I know I shouldn't have kids because I don't have the time or the patience for them. I tip my hat to the parents who can keep everything under control (well, most of the time...). That's not me and I know it!

My question is, what do you say to the friend (or couple) who shouldn't have kids? My friend told me she and her man are "really trying" and almost had a heart attack. I don't think that they'd be bad parents but their priorities are not in line with raising kids. I'm going to try and point out everything we do that they couldn't do if they had a kid and see if I can change her mind. Wish me luck!
pamperedguy pamperedguy
26-30, M
1 Response Jul 25, 2010

I think that is something she has to figure out for herself. Before my husband and I became parents our priorities weren't set, and I'm sure people would have suggested we didn't have kids. Once we found out we were having a child everything changed. Once he was born the true test began and we surprised everyone with how well we have done with our son. Some people it comes natural when they are faced with it.... I'm not saying that its easy because it is the hardest thing I've ever had to do..I was never patient, I yelled too much, I smoked cigarettes, and didn't care about anyone except myself.... But now I am more patient, I barely yell and I don't smoke...