I think I knew deep in my bones even when I was pretty young that I didn’t want to have kids.
I love hanging out with other people’s kids, but it’s just not for me.
And today we’re gonna hear from folks on AskReddit about why they don’t want to have children.
Let’s see what they had to say.
1. Can’t change your mind.
“Besides all the other reasons like not wanting to, barely able to take care of myself, worrying about how they’ll turn out, worrying I’ll screw it up, there’s the simple fact that there’s really no changing your mind later.”
2. Nap time!
“I like to sleep a lot.
I took two naps today…definitely couldn’t do that with kids.”
3. No, thanks.
“People say “you have great genes”. No you imbecile, I have blue eyes and lightish brown hair, those aren’t good genes.
What I also have is a definite family history of autism, Parkinson’s risk, depression, and some weird growth hormone deficiency.
What kid needs that?”
4. This will do.
“I got a cat and the amount of anxiety and panic I regularly have over being responsible for an animal that doesn’t need to be taught to walk is nuts.”
5. Not gonna happen.
“I grew up poor so you bet your a** I’m enjoying my money not having to worry about diapers and baby formula.”
6. No desire.
“I just don’t want them, and never have. Simple as that.
I do like kids/children in general but have no urge whatsoever to have any of my own.”
7. Life suckers.
“I loved playing with baby dolls when I was little, babysat as a teen, love my friends’ kids and my niece and nephews but I can’t imagine myself happily living with a child 24/7.
They’re fun but also suck the life out of me. I thought my “biological clock” might go off at some point but I’m in my mid-40’s and it hasn’t happened yet.”
8. Pretty much…
“*Gestures broadly at everything*.
Welcome to Earth. It’s a real fixer-upper.”
“”But it’s different when it’s your own child”.
Yeah I know, I can’t just walk away from it, I’m the one who has to deal with it.”
10. Over and out.
“Wouldn’t make a good parent.
I don’t see myself changing my mind on this one.”
11. The fun aunt!
“I like my friends’ kids, but I especially like not being responsible for them.
I’m the fun auntie who bakes things, brings books, has a corgi and never ever babysits.”
12. Doesn’t sound like a good idea.
“I’m barely capable of taking care of myself, so I definitely shouldn’t be responsible for a child.
I also think it would be a crime to make a child using my DNA.”
Do you want to have kids?
Why or why not?
Let us know in the comments!