by Laura Beck
One of many that we make in this life! And making the decision to not have kids or to have kids is between you, your partner (if one exists), and um, that’s pretty much it. If anyone pressures you to make babies and you don’t want to, it’s not about you.
1. It’s your body and your life.
And whatever you want for you is OK. You want to give Michelle Duggar a race of her money and pop out 2,000 kids and counting? Your business. You want to abstain from having children because the thought of Michelle Duggar popping out another kid makes you want to rip out your lady parts and hang them up to dry like some demented beef jerky? Your choice. Do what you want with your reproductive organs, and let others do the same. (Unless what you want to do with them is have sex with your no-good ex again. Stop the insanity today, ladies!)
2. You’re busy.
Kids take up a lot of time and energy, and if you don’t have that time and energy, that’s fair! I don’t have enough hours in the day to properly comb my hair (anyone have a fork I can borrow? Ariel, I’m looking at you, girl!), so it’s probably not a great idea for me to bring another being onto this Earth.
3. You’re happy.
Seriously, happiness is so fragile. Happiness is like the rarest of orchids precariously balanced on the tip of a triangle made of toothpicks. You want to mess with that? BE MY GUEST. (JK, never mess with that.) Kid change everything. Maybe for the better. Maybe for the worse. But it’s something to think about and, especially if you’re content and fulfilled with all you have, is definitely a decent reason not to mess with the mix.