When I was little I loved playing with baby dolls, but I was very mature for my age and even then, I knew that I didn't want kids.
I was diagnosed with cervical cancer over a year ago, and was told that I may never have kids depending on whether or not I would have to undergo severe treatment. Again, I was fine with this, though my family freaked out and told me I needed to have one now just in case, I just looked at every one like they were crazy and gave a curt no thank you and that was the end of it.
Now my boyfriend wants to have kids(not right away, but he definitely wants them and @ the very least 2) he has a large family and wants to "continue the bloodline" GAH! (He has very strong Scottish and Celt ancestry, the McGregor clan I think...)
Regardless what he wants, I think that that it would be irresponsible on my part with the way the economy is going, the state of the planet in general, and just my lack of want for a child, to have one. I think I am not financially able to give it what it needs, and will not be for at least 10 or so years until I am out of school, and then I want to be able to focus on my career. Plus, with the divorce rate today, it makes me hesitate because I grew up in a very broken and blended family and it was terrible, I don't want my progeny to have that same problem growing up.
So are there any of you out there like me? Not giving in to the baby craze? Or do you think it is selfish not to bring another life to the planet?
Lets hear some opinions!