Sunday, May 3, 2009


Lately I've been thinking that I don't want kids.  It is rare that I see happy families out and about. I'm sure the mom and dad started out happily married, but it seems when you add kids to the equation, they develop a roommate type of relationship.  I'm sure the mom used to be cute but having kid after kid has not been good to her waistline or sanity.

Doesn't sound too appealing to me!  Luckily it's not an issue at the moment.

photo courtesy of flickr


Anonymous said...

You are only trapped in your house after you have kids if you let yourself be. I take Mason every where I go and he has a ball! You have to have kids, you would be such a fun mommy :)

Kat said...

Oh my gosh, Rachel, I have been thinking the same thing! After that pregnancy scare I was sure my life was OVER!!! I so enjoy being married, and recently I haven't seen any positive role models in the kids department. I love kids and babies and I always will, but look at the examples we have around us. Having kids changes everything and I'm not ready for my relationship with Travis to change. I feel everything you said in this post is true, and it definitely doesn't make me want to have kids any time soon!!! I wish it wasn't an issue for me either. :( But the pressure I get from people to have kids is absolutely ridiculous and I wish it would stop!

rebecca said...

i thought that way for a very long time. i have been happily married for three years and i am excited for it to happen one day. i am a very strong believer in having years of couple time before babies come along. ( if they come along, and its up to you and only you!)

AshMasta said...

May I just say as a prego person that I totally understand how you feel, but when you are married to someone who is wonderful and you keep the idea that you want your marriage to remain as it is before you are pregnant or parents I think it will. The bad examples I have seen are all people who became pregnant when one of the members of the couple wasn't ready. I feel that if you are both ready, willing and understanding of your relationship and what you expect you'll be fine.
Peter and I are both committed to each other and we don't want our relationship to change, there will be minor change that we are aware of, but we are on the same page and I know that will help. You shouldn't pass up having kids, just think of how gorgeous they will be!