Jul 09, 2011 4:27 AM GMT
Just curious, anyone out there dealing with the internal struggle of the guilt of not giving your parents grandkids, or just guilty at the fact of not having your own kids and giving the gift of life?
unfounded7 saidGiving the gift of life??? We already have more people than we can take care of on the planet. I don't see how bringing more human bodies here is a gift to anyone.
sitr7 saidi want a kid!!I'll be your kid if you'll be my daddy.
TheGuyInDubai saidI dealt with this in my early 30's once.
I was out Christmas shopping and saw a young Dad about my age with his young son that was around 6 or 7. It ripped my heart out.. when I got to the bottom of the escalator, I had to go sit down and process what was going through my head.
It was that split second on the escalator that I knew, it was over. I was never going to have any kids of my own and something felt very empty inside. Took me about 10 yr's to finally let that go. All better now though and the whole.. I wanna kid thing is past tence.
How's that for a dose of honesty...
vincent7 saidNo guilt about not having kids, but what I do get tired of is when I get together with family and friends. All they do is talk about their kids and grandkids. This really gets boring.Those are my sentiments exactly. I have a boss who delights in telling mommy stories about her demon seed [though he really isn't a bad kid]. The preferred response if it wouldn't discontinue the paycheck would be, "Who gives a shit?"