Post # 1
As someone who mostly does not want to have a child, I have moments where I do want a child but I can’t come up with a single reason. My husband says he wants kids but is okay if we don’t end up having any.
So did you have reasons? Did you change your mind? Please share! Thanks. 🙂
Post # 2
From a very young age I always said I never want any kids. I don’t ooh and ahh over babies and I honestly have no interest in other peoples kids but for some reason I completely changed my mind just over a year ago.
Maybe it has something to do with feeling settled? Who knows.
Post # 3
I want to pass on my genetics and experience someone calling me mommy and watching them grow up to be a well-rounded person.
Post # 4
I’ve always loved kids – I get along better with them than I do most adults. I became a teacher so clearly I like kids 🙂
but somehting my mom said years ago stuck with me – lots of humanity sucks. I want to have kids and raise them to make the world better and balance out the shittiness out there in the universe (I.E.: polite, care about others, fight for equality for all, etc, etc, etc).
Post # 5
In no particular order:
I would like to pass on my genes and wisdom to the next generation.
I would like to have someone who’s close enough to me to help me in my old age.
Kids are cute I guess.
Post # 6
I think that for me it’s the other side of the same coin–ie, in the same way that anyone who is CFBC feels intrinsically that they do NOT want to have children, I feel intrinsically that I do. There’s no “reason,” really, it’s just a natural inclination.
Post # 7
I would love to see a mini me and mini him. You’ve heard all the romantic reasons so I’m just going to add that it’s also an ego thing. Plus I want extra companionship and children usually live longer than pets (Only semi joking).
Post # 8
not to pass my genetic , adopting wanting to give another child a chance
Post # 9
I’ve always loved children. Growing up, my first job was counselor in a summer camp. Now, i’m studying medicine to become a pediatrician. I’ve always pictured myself having a family, and I know my Fiance and I will make a great team of parents. I love being a couple, but for some reason, I know our relationship will be complete when we become a family. I don’t really have a reason. It just feels right!
Post # 10
I’m kinda in a similar situation! My fiancé has a 9 yr old daughter and he’s 34 and I’m 26. I feel like we are all happy and have become a family. We only get his daughter 1 day week right now, but I never want her thinking her Dad loves her less because she doesn’t get him 24/7 like our future child would. Kids are so expensive and everything becomes about them. Right now I have great set up of I get my alone time with my fiancé but we also get quality time with his daughter and go on vacations together! Id love to know my future but I guess only time will tell!
Post # 11
I can’t imagine being 70 and not having any children and/or grandchildren to spend time with. That’s what it comes down to anytime I feel like it would be easier NOT to have kids, because lets face it, it’s expensive and hard work. Worth it though when I think about the long term.
Post # 12
I’m hoping if I have enough one will get rich and keep me set for life.
That’s why all people have kids, right?
Post # 13
I am no where near ready to have kids yet (maybe 5-7 years from now?) but I have ALWAYS wanted to be a mom. I don’t know why exactly, but the idea of staying home to raise my kids and taking care of them is something I’ve always really loved. My SO really wants children and he’d be a phenomenal father so that also makes me excited and want them. I just really want the opportunity to raise kind, loving, respectful people that can go out into the world and do great things.
Post # 14
I want to create a family and a support network. I didn’t have family growing up. I hope to raise my daughter to value family. I had to learn to value it in its absence and that sucked.
Post # 15
bdjhxo: very interesting! I feel like that’s how I would feel. it’s scary to think about, though.