When it comes to marriage and children I’m so far from traditional, which means I get a lot of funny looks or dismissive comments when I voice my personal choices. I’ve tackled a few of these comments in a previous post, Married with Children. Not, but the most common sentiment that I still get is, “You’ll change your mind.” No, I probably won’t and today I confess my reasons why:
I’m not good at sticking to a schedule.
Provide a child with structure? Pfft. I can’t even provide myself with structure. I am up until all hours of the night, despite having to get up at 5:30 AM. I eat whenever my stomach tells me I’m hungry and not a moment sooner! And I nap sporadically throughout the day. Basically, I am a two year old. Good luck trying to get me on a schedule!
Kids are expensive.
I’m still struggling to pay off my youth in the form of student loans. I definitely don’t have the finances to support a mini-me! Plus, I like being able to spend my money towards traveling and making memories.
I enjoy the freedom to be spontaneous and/or lazy.
As many of you know, I have pretty much turned being lazy into an art. I love the ability to lounge around in bed all day watching Netflix or binge reading books without a care in the world. I also love having the option to just pick up and go when I want to without having to lug a car seat or diaper bag around.
I don’t have to worry about babysitters.
If I want to force Troy to wine and dine me, I don’t have to worry about arranging a babysitter first. We can just lock the fur babies in their room and hit the town! Of course, for us, hitting the town is more like snuggling and watching Netflix.
I just want to play with everyone else’s and give them back.
Honestly, I love kids! I love being an aunt and I’m about to welcome niece number 2! But I don’t want that kind of responsibility permanently. It’s totally different to help out for a little while than to be in charge 24/7.