Today I was harassed by 3 strangers who felt the need to tell me that I need to start “making babies” right away. It’s funny how people I barely know, or even those that I have just met for the first time, feel that its okay for them to tell me that I need to have kids. Do I go around telling them that I don’t think they should’ve had kids?? I really don’t want their unsolicited advice. Of course, when I seek advice here, that’s a different story.
Nevertheless, I’ve still been silently debating with myself over this question, and, quite frankly, it has become nothing but a burden! I’m so tired of thinking about it and not having an answer. Maybe that’s why I get accosted by everyone…I must have this question written all over my face!
Apparently the consensus is that I should definitely have kids, and that all the hard work and sacrifice is worth it. I’m not so sure about that. So, I decided to make a pros and cons list to help me decide. In doing so, I stumbled across this perfect list someone already posted that puts everything in perspective. After reading it, I’m not so convinced that the pros outweigh the cons. In fact, it seems like a landslide victory for the cons!
Today was another day that re-affirmed my decision not to have kids. And so it goes….