Who else doesn't want kids?

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    Apr 29, 2010 7:24 PM GMT
    It seems like everybody wants kids these days.

    I am extremely happy that I never have to have kids. I don't even particularly like kids, although my nephew and nieces are fine for a few hours, but that is enough for me.

    For me one of the perks of our lifestyle is that there is no expectation to have kids, and I feel sorry for all the straight guys I know and see whose lives are destroyed by their wives' need to have kids.

    Who else feels this way?
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    Apr 29, 2010 10:50 PM GMT
    I do not want kids.
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    Apr 29, 2010 10:56 PM GMT
    I have no choice. My best friend, his wife, and both his kids (1 & 3 years) are temporarily moving in with me in late August. icon_eek.gif

    Other than that, fuck no.
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    Apr 29, 2010 11:05 PM GMT
    Four hands in the air
  • Iluros

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    Apr 29, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    Yeah, I'm not fond of children.

    I might consider adopting when I'm much older, but I can just see it now: I would push them too hard.
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    Apr 29, 2010 11:26 PM GMT
    I'm with you. I don't like kids much either and babies do not make me gush, they make me uncomfortable.
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    Apr 29, 2010 11:32 PM GMT
    nope
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    May 01, 2010 3:31 PM GMT
    Good to know I'm not alone. Reading the other thread, I was starting to feel like Nicole Kidman in The Stepford Wives. icon_smile.gif
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    May 01, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    c'mon, kids are delicious.
  • kietkat

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    May 01, 2010 3:45 PM GMT
    Ugh.. can't stand kids

    Or as I call them... the children of the corn icon_cool.gif

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    May 01, 2010 3:45 PM GMT
    hroark91 saidc'mon, kids are delicious.


    Grilled or sauteed?
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    May 01, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    PAJohn that seems harsh. I love my two kids too and I understand what you are trying to say. Raising children does change you and help you see the world a different way but everyone has their own journey. As much as I love my kids I am not one of those parents who says every moment is a precious gift and everything my child does is rainbows and unicorns pooping marshmallows. Sometimes I wish i could just hit the pause button and have some quiet time to myself.

    I am jealous of my friends who are able to volunteer on multiple campaigns and nonprofit boards, go to parties, and have fun. They enrich our community way more than I do because my focus, rightly so, is on my kids and career. Kids are great but not for everyone. To steal a phrase from the Pro-choice movement...every child a wanted child. If you want them more power to you if you don't thats cool too.
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    May 01, 2010 4:08 PM GMT
    Anybody else get annoyed at your favorite peaceful ex-funky coffeeshop hangout now overrun with smelly babies and yelling toddlers?
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    May 01, 2010 4:20 PM GMT
    PAJohn saidI love my two children deeply. They were both planned and wanted. Without a doubt having children was the best experience of my life. Without children of your own you can never know what total, unconditional love is. I feel sorry for anyone who choses not to have kids.



    I don't plan to ever have kids. Don't feel sorry for me, without a doubt I'm happy as can be without em.

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    May 01, 2010 4:34 PM GMT
    Have puppies instead. There a lot more fun.icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 01, 2010 4:34 PM GMT
    No kids for me! I deal with a lot of older and middle aged people. Can you guess how many of them wish they had NOT had their children? More than half! I'm sure many kids turn out right - but so many more turn out badly - despite all the effort and expense. Sorry - not interested. The world is overpopulated anyway.
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    May 01, 2010 4:49 PM GMT
    Kids can be fun for a little while. I have enjoyed my friends and colleagues kids a lot but they have to get up with them in the night, shell out the bucks for them and all the other challenges involved w/raising little humans. I have the best of 2 worlds. I have a riot coaching little league w/a couple of straight (breeder) buddies and have a lot of fun giving nature/birding/botonizing walks for kids and have got pretty good at communicating with them. Thats for just an hour or 2. I do best w/my black Labs and training up pups. .

    As far as I am concerned gay men not making babies is the easiest way to offset your lifetime carbon footprint. Now adopting a kid or 2 would be the most compassionate act I feel a person could do. Totally change your life though. No F'in on the couch, pub crawls and disposable income after that.

    The stats. used to reflect that a child born in the USA will use 50x more resources than a 3rd world born child over their lifetimes. Now the whole world wants a standard of living like the US has. We'd need 3 planet earths to sustain that at current population levels. The carrying capacity of Earth was reached in 1930 at the '30s level of resource consumption.
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    May 01, 2010 4:52 PM GMT
    I like kids ( the small ones that can be tossed around) but I spent my teens and early twenties "raising" my mother. I'm done with being responsible for others.

    Goldfish and flowers are the most I can handle.icon_smile.gif

  • Webster666

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    May 01, 2010 8:49 PM GMT
    Females are naturally programed to want to reproduce, in order to keep the species alive.

    That's why it's great to be gay.
    Having kids is a choice.

    I don't want to have kids.
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    May 01, 2010 9:08 PM GMT
    I don't want kids..
    It might be that I just don't understand this "joy of having kids" thing.. but I feel like they would just slow me down, like my life would be on a slow decline after having them..
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    May 01, 2010 9:11 PM GMT
    I never wanted kids enough to convince my bf, who never wanted any and now I'm really glad we don't have any. I'm perfectly happy to play with friends' and family-member's kids for a while and hand them back to their parents when they start crying.
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    May 01, 2010 9:12 PM GMT
    I'd rather shoot myself in the eye then have kids!
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    May 01, 2010 9:13 PM GMT
    Oh god the crying and the complaining the asking too many questions ugh. Yea don't wanna have kids...maybe that idea will change in the future. But I don't see having any kids in the near future.
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    May 01, 2010 9:28 PM GMT
    mjf89 saidOh god the crying and the complaining the asking too many questions ugh. Yea don't wanna have kids...


    Or a boyfriend, based on this list of caveats.
  • DrobUA

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    May 01, 2010 9:36 PM GMT
    kscott6671 saidHave puppies instead. There a lot more fun.icon_biggrin.gif


    Agreed. I'm more of a dog person.