- Mrs. Rainbow
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park
I’ve been wondering lately if there’s any good reason to have children. Not that people shouldn’t, of course, but just what their reasoning behind making that decision was.
Was it just instinctual for you or did you have reasons why you wanted children? Maybe you wanted to see what you & your SO would make together, or you knew you’d have an upcoming struggle with fertility, or you just had an intense desire to be a mother?
I ask because I feel like I should have a good reason for wanting to have children, but I can’t think of any. The truth is, although I’m still young (22) and things might change, I’ve never liked children and I’ve never had any desire to be a mom beyond (what I think are) superficial reasons.
So far, the only things that “excite me” about the prospect of motherhood are: getting to use our awesome baby names, packing lunches, planning birthday parties, and seeing what Mr. Rainbow and my children would look like.
I feel like those are not good reasons to have children, but I can’t for the life of me think of a noble reason why I would want to become a mother, so I’m wondering, am I weird? Am I doomed to be a shit parent if we do decide to have kids someday? What were your reasons for having kids?