You are twenty-four, how many kids do you want? NONE!?!? Okay, you are now sixty-five, how many kids do you want? TEN! TWENTY!
My mom had six and I think she’s reaping the benefits.
That is the question.
So much of life can be spent without children. They are conceived and born and grow so quickly. Those “old” people always say that, but it is actually true. My little bubble is three. Our last bubble ever. She is SO cute ( and so horrible at the same time ). Yet when you think of having kids, you think about the impact they will have on your totally awesome life. It’s quite possible you will sit less. You might have to put that book down and get a water bottle for them. A hot dinner can be somewhat of a distant memory. If someone on the internet is wrong, you’ll need to save that draft and carry on after bedtime.
… Yeah, you are probably right. Mum has a right case of the baby head. It takes a few years to get over that baby-crawly-toddler deal. I used to do math in my head. Fuck that.
Kids are great. I never thought I’d say that, but they are so insightful. Completely raw with their thoughts. Beautiful art. Way too curious. Eat WAY too much food. Sleep WAY too much. Loving beings.
Have you hugged a kid today?