Let me clarify: I don't have any children of my own, but I like kids just fine.
Just the other night, I'm on the phone with my 14-year old cousin and I make a comment about how "no sex is good sex" simply so I can drill it into her skull just one more time now that she's a freshman in high school that abstinence is always a good policy.
Her mom is probably going to read this and she'll either cringe or she'll chuckle, but my aunt should know that I think this 14 year old is amazing. She's smart (but she works hard). She's gorgeous (but it hasn't really hit her how pretty she is yet). She's funny (although, we don't always understand teenage humor).
Well anyways, I'm telling her how I avoided a lot of heart breaks and losses by simply not having sex. It was a hard decision to make, but I'm rather glad I was a tough cookie to crack. By the way, if either of my parents is reading this or if they ask you simply tell them as far as you know, I'm still a virgin.
So then, my cousin, with all of the grace and tact of a sledgehammer says, "Well you are going to have kids someday, RIGHT!?!"
Well. Gee. When you put it that way. Ugh. I feel about this big. Gulp. Great, now my heart is pounding. She said those words and I think, no, I know my body went into "fight or flee" mode.
She went on to explain to me that since we're both only children, she wanted me to have children so that there wasn't too much pressure on her to have kids. Yah. Uh-huh. Okay. I'm going to go squat out a few carpet scootin' balls of mush just so you don't feel like you have to.
So while I go try to convince BM that we have to start talking about having children because my 14-year old cousin demanded it, I want to leave you with this. Click here. Scroll to the bottom. Push play.
I have to admit, that is something I would look forward to if I do get to have children. Someday. Until that day comes, or even if it passes me by, I'd like to tell all of my friends that have kids that I think your babies are amazing and I love being around them.