I’m off to the UK this evening for a few days. I wanted to do a post for while I was away, but I ran out of time. So those of you who sent me links just don’t know what life savers you are, because this very short post comes directly from a link. I’ll save my intended post for when I’m back. Thanks again to everyone who sends me links… they are very bloggable and I will be getting to them. For now, while I’m waiting for my cab to come and pick us up (imminently, I might add) have a read of this post – thank you Lee.
I read this article and it was so much like a reflection of what we all go through. While we are happy to be childfree, there’s a stubborn refusal of anyone else to believe that we could be. So we get the side-barbs, the bingoes (nowadays disguised as gung-ho trilling approval but bingoes nonetheless) and the numerous comments we just let pass, because it isn’t worth the hassle. It puzzles me why some people simply won’t accept that we are happy to be as we are… and that we dont’ need the addition of a child to make us “more happy.”
It’s bemusing that even as we say we don’t want kids there are those around us, waiting with bated breath for us to change our minds, capitulate, “fall off the fence” – yes, fall onto their side of the argument. Sorry, it isn’t going to happen. I’m amused when people say that they saw others had a child so they had one too…
Enjoy being childfree, and I’ll be back online soon.