Voices: No Mom Jeans for Me

If I hear “you’ll change your mind” one more time, I’m going to lose it. When people find out I don’t want kids, they immediately act as if it’s their job to convince me that I don’t know what I’m talking about. Relatives, friends and even complete strangers take it upon themselves to inform me that I need to have kids or I’ll regret it. No, I won’t – kids suck.

 

My own dad has said that not having kids would be selfish because I need to procreate. But the thing is, I don’t want to change my mind and I shouldn’t have to. There are plenty of other females out there that will continue to overpopulate the world. It doesn’t have to be my job too.

 

I don’t want to be in charge of another human being – that’s a lot of responsibility. I can’t even keep a plant alive, how would I be able to raise a person? Kids need constant attention and I am just way too self-centered for that. I want to spend my time doing what I want when I want.

 

I don’t really like being around children, and I have no interest in taking care of a baby 24/7. I get annoyed very easily and I have no patience, which means I would probably be a mean mom – stressed out all the time wanting things to be my way because I’m a control freak. My older sister, mother of four, tells me all the time to not have kids, so at least I’ve got one person in my corner.

 

I like the idea of having a family, but I don’t want the responsibility of actually having to take care of kids. Plus they’re expensive – my future husband and I could spend that money on vacations and fancy cars instead.

 
Lastly, what I consider to be the most compelling argument is that kids almost always have snotty noses and sticky hands. That’s just disgusting. There’s no changing my mind about that.

 

Story: Chelsie Hollis

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