I Don't Want Kids"I don't want kids" I told my mother when I was 12. "We'll see when you're older", she sighed as if children were for those with a refined palate.
"I don't want kids", I told my mother when I was 17. "You'll change your mind", she snorted as if children were the holy grail of a woman's life.
"I don't want kids", I told my mother today. "They complete you, you'll see", she said with holiday cheer.
And I will never see. Because I'm not cruel enough to have children to please my mother.