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No Kids – No Problem

Do I regret not having kids? No. I’m 46 now and it has never been a priority. Our carriers and lifestyle didn’t really suit having kids and when we talked about it, we weren’t really willing to give that up. I’ve never had this burning desire to be a dad, and when I do feel paternal rumblings, we hang out with friends who have kids and I’m good. Having kids changes you but I’m not sure it’s always for the better. I know that my father felt having a family held him back from leading the life he wanted, and I know several parents today who feel the same. I know other parents who thought they wanted kids, or were pushed into it by their partner, but now wish they hadn’t. It isn’t cruel – it’s honest and I think that deep down a lot of people pine for something different but they are afraid to admit it. So why put yourself in a possible lifetime of regret if you aren’t sure you really want kids? I love that we have friends with big families, and we’re so happy for them. It just isn’t us. No regrets.

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