- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2017
How old are you and your SO? Old enough to know better.
Are you married, in a committed relationship, etc.? Engaged to be married in October 2017!
How long have you and your SO been together? Working on 5 years.
At what age did you become CFBC? I sealed the deal at 11, but always knew even as young as 7 or 8. I submitted a “where will you be in 20 years” essay about how I would be living with TONS of cats. Teachers must have had a fabulous laugh about that!
Fiance is simply not interested in children. He says, “I love my nephews and niece… In 2 hour increments.”
Is your SO CFBC or ok with whatever on the kid issue? Yes. We both have always been vocal with each other about not wanting to have children. It makes me love him even more!
What do you use for birth control (if applicable)? Birth control pill.
Do you have any pets (or are you pet free as well)? RIP Baba Ganoush! We are currently without a furbaby, though after the mourning period we will likely raise another domestic mammal of some kind.
What does your family/friends think of you being CFBC? Because I have talked about my loathe for children since childhood, I think my parents would be MORE surprised/concerned if I started talking about WANTING to have children. However, they think the reasons I do not want children is because I am selfish.
My FIL’s say things like, “well, when you guys have kids…” ALL of the time. I have mentioned quite a few times to them that I have no interest in having children. Because I am a bit dry/sarcastic, I think they think I am kidding. Fiance and I have plans to simply tell them we are infertal.
Do you have any immediate family members or friends who are CFBC? I have a cousin (now retired) who never married or had children. I am not sure if she was truly a CFBC person or not, but she has always been a very happy and wonderful individual! We have a couple of friends who do not have children “right now”, but talk about the possibility. So, I do not know if they are 100% CFBC’ers.
What are your hobbies? Travel, canoeing, outdoors/camping, reading, movies, ANIMALS, science, history, shopping, food and fine dining/eating out.
Why are you CFBC? I simply do not want to raise/teach/parent and being responsible for another human being. I excel at so many things in life and raising a person simply would not be one of them. Fiance loves the freedom and financial freedom of not having children as well. We just focus on us and our love.
How do you respond when others ask you why or when you are going to have kids? For a long time I gave people the truth, but… many were quite rude about it. So, now I tell people, very coldly, that “I’m barren” (and yes I use that exact verbage).
How are you preparing for a CFBC life in “old age”? We have decided that our youngest niece (who is currently 10) will take care of us when we are old and feeble. lol. Don’t worry, we will also have a caretaker built into our retirement budget.
What do you do for a living? Physician and Therapist. Ironically, my specialty is working with children/teens. I love my work, am excellent at it and even have received awards in my field.