Are you KIDding me?
I get this question all the time “when are you guys going to have kids?”
The simple answer is that we haven’t had the desire to have kids and we don’t want to have children unless we feel confident that that is a role that God has designed us for. (I recently asked my husband if there was something genetically wrong with me since I don’t have “the baby bug”.) We both feel strongly that we don’t want to have kids because ‘we’re supposed to’ or ‘that’s just what you do next’. If I ever decide to be a parent it will be because it’s something that I feel really passionate about (or God desires to intervene in which case I guess I’ll have to get on board!).
So I thought I would give you 5 practical reasons why we don’t have children:
- Diapers, snotty noses, vomit, etc
- 9 months of my body growing and contorting
- Losing the peace and quiet we now enjoy
- No running around to practices, birthday parties, etc.
- Not having to choose between my career and family
Don’t get me wrong… I love OTHER PEOPLE’S kids. I love to spoil your kids. One of my greatest joys is seeing all the kids on Sundays at Cross Point, but so far the parenting thing is not for me.
Now, tell me… why DO you have children? Give me the top 5 greatest things about being a parent?