Post # 1
I thought this would be a nice positive thread on the topic. I’m leaning towards parenthood, so the nice thing I’ll say about CBC is hello, imagine what my wardrobe could look like by not paying for a college education/braces/music lessons/etc. And the MAJOR thing we can all agree on is that we get the CHOICE as women.
Post # 3
I’m a CBCer. To the women who are or want to be moms – God Bless You!! I don’t have it in me.
Post # 4
Good idea for a thread! I’m CBC but I can definitely appreciate the dedication parents have to bringing up the next generation!
Post # 5
CBC-ers, I am envious of the possible adult-only vacations you will get to enjoy while you are young and active! I will likely be an old lady before my next non-child-friendly vacation!
Post # 6
I have got to hand it the parents who teach their children manners early on, so its natural that they apply it. I had the door opened the other day by a boy maybe 5 or 6 who not only said “you’re welcome” when I thanked, him but he also gave me a big toothless smile and told me to have a blessed day (I’m not religious, but I thanked him and thought it was so freaking adorable). Its so refreshing to see, especially when it seems like no kid has manners anymore
Post # 7
I am on the fence… so:
CBCers- I admire you for standing up for what you KNOW is right for you, your family, and your life. It takes a lot of guts to go against the grain. Stick to your guns ladies!
Parents- I admire how gracefully some of the women in my life handle the most incredible disasters. Being able to laugh off a destroyed bathroom is an amazing quality. You take things in stride, you are capable of balancing so many different schedules, needs, and wants. Remember to take time for you 🙂
Post # 8
Well, I am actually pregnant now, so to all the CBCers: I am so happy and proud of all of you for knowing what you do/don’t want in your life. I think it takes a lot of confidence/courage to take a stand on what you believe in.
Post # 9
I know I want to be a mom someday but I think it takes a lot of courage to come out and admit that for whatever reason you just don’t want kids. I think it’s better to choose a childfree lifestyle than get pressured into having kids and then not give those kids all that they deserve because you resent them. Parenting is not for everyone.
Post # 10
This is awful to say but my favorite aunt was CBC and I was always so secretly happy she didn’t have any kids so I could hog time with her 😛 Any CBC family members I have have always been so willing to do anything for us (the rest of the family). Kids take up a lot of time and parents often have to focus on their kids before their extended family. It’s silly to say CBCers are selfish, all the childless couples in my family are the most selfless people I’ve ever known!
Post # 11
I am pregnant but something I will miss will be sleep. oh lovely sleep. I will envy all of you CBCers in that dept 🙂
Post # 12
To all of the CBCers I think it’s wonderful that you know yourself and what you want in life and don’t chose a path you don’t desire just because society thinks you should. While some mean people could say that you are selfish, I think it would be more selfish to have a child when you don’t want one. I also will envy all your beautiful material items and vacations.
Post # 13
Also pregnant right now, but I’m another person who admires CBCers for standing up for themselves when extremely rude people try to infringe on what they know is right for them.
Post # 14
I’m CBC. I admire the hell out of parents who take their job seriously. I know it’s not easy in a world that thinks you should be buddies with your kids instead of being parents. I respect parents who balance time between working, sustaining their marriages, raising their kids, and trying to find time for themselves in the mix.
Post # 15
AndI owe everyone an apology. I went way too far yesterday, and should really learn to take my own advice and walk away from things
Post # 16
Love this thread–it’s good for us all to remember that women before us fought hard so that we could all choose whether to be SAHMs, working moms, or CBC!
I want some Littles, so to the CBCers: I am so glad that strong women who are not interested in being parents are embracing that life, instead of having children they don’t want. I think you have courage to go against what is, I would imagine, still a lot of societal pressure to consider children. Additionally, I think you will all have incredible vacations at adults-only resorts, thus saving you from what I dread most about vacations with children: wandering how many kids have peed in the pool before I got in. 🙂