I was that woman who, rather proudly, didn’t want children.
1. The O’clock Blues
When I was a kid, I wanted to take my doll outside. My mother told me I couldn’t because it would be ruined if I left it there overnight.
While this might have been the most-brazen example of poor parenting in a public place – which I have ever personally witnessed – it was one of the many similar situations I have seen play out in a restaurant.
You say I will never know the joys of children, and therefore my life is incomplete? I say you’ll never know what any new year of your life would have been like without children. You are not better than me. I am not better than you. We are just different.
Some have had to undergo brain surgery to have a portion of their brain removed.
1. Your marriage is the biggest influence on my perception of what marriage is supposed to look like.
When I look at a baby I never think, “Oh how adorable,” more like, “Please don’t be seated anywhere near me on the plane.”
The way I see it is that after the magic, after childhood, comes disillusionment.
Auntiehood (or Unclehood) is awesome. Babies are equally as awesome.