They're cute and cuddly, but once they reach their adolescence and start conjugating verbs and sentences, that's when it gets unbearable. My nephews are at that age where they're smart asses and do everything humanly possible to push the right buttons and make you feel angry. This past weekend, I was at the end of my tether and wanted to physically punch one of them in the face. I know this is partly due to my inept personal skills; I've never been a so-called "people's person", but kids seems to grate more than other things. This resonates with my long held belief that kids and family is not for me. I'm fast appraoching my 30's; and although I'm open to the idea of committing to a single person, the notion of an all inclusive family makes me think twice.