Being a parent seems terrible but not as terrible as being lumped in with most people who say they don’t want kids

wildflower

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Terrible isn't the word that springs to mind when I think of becoming a dad.
I describe the situation as the remaining dry husk of your childhood burning off to reveal an unprepared adult.

Your old life completely goes away. You're lucky if you don't lose your friends - specially the ones who aren't married or don't have kids.
You just have no time for them.

But I liked it.
 
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melroy

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Terrible isn't the word that springs to mind when I think of becoming a dad.
I describe the situation as the remaining dry husk of your childhood burning off to reveal an unprepared adult.

Your old life completely goes away. You're lucky if you don't lose your friends - specially the ones who aren't married or don't have kids.
You just have no time for them.

But I liked it.
I mean obviously life goes on and you’re gonna be happy and love your kid and feel those highs if it happens

I’m just talking about looking at it on paper
 
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Pretty much everyone I know without kids is a sensible, upstanding person with bigger plans and more focused priorities.

Parenthood is a biological distraction that feels really good but ultimately serves very little actual purpose.
All the people I know here without kids are dope as fuck and have awesome lives

I visit some of my friends in other parts of the country and the kidless people are just creepy weirdos
 

wizurd

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Wife and I were married 13 years before we had our first. We traveled the world and were in a good place when we decided it was time. Now my youngest just left for college. It's been the greatest part of my life. Plus I got damned lucky and have 2 really, really good kids.

Good parenting = good kids............well MOST of the time. :o
 
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melroy

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Being a parent isn’t bad. I love it. I was never one of those people who proudly declared they never wanted kids, though. I just figured if it happened it happened. And it happened.

I don’t care if other people don’t want kids. It’s not for everyone.
I never bring it up outside of the internets and if I found the right person my opinion could change realistically 🤔

just would stop me from doing what I want in terms of going back to school but if I lose that drive :dunno:
 

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