To have or not to have them?

What would the world be without children? None of us would be here anyway.  But women were raised to believe that having children is something that they naturally have to do and to like. The author of the story below has a different mindset. It takes a brave woman to admit she does not like children and regrets having them. She regrets having them because they are an inconvenience in her life, they embarrass her and do not appreciate the same things she does.

I love my children and always wanted to have children. It could be because of my socialization being the hard-headed person I am – always wanting the opposite of my parents, I doubt it. This is my doing. Having children should not be because someone expects you to have them.’s like having your parents tell you to be a doctor when you can’t stand the sight of blood. It’s not often you come across a story such as the one below.  I found it interesting and I hope it expands your point of view.

Do you have children? Do you want to have children? Why or why not? Love to hear from you.

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We went to a family dinner in the suburbs of Paris. It took us a lot of time to go there with the children, and we went because the children wanted to go. We didn’t want to go, my partner and I, and it was a bit boring, but we took them anyway,” she says with a Gallic nonchalance, strolling across an empty floor in the enormous, art-filled house in one of the better corners of Brussels where she lives in a kind of exile from France with her partner, Yves, 45, their daughter Laure, 13, and son, Cecil, 10.

“And on the way back, the two of us thought that it would be nice to see an exhibition on Belgian surrealists. Once inside the museum, the children began to be awful.” Laure said that the exhibition was “bullshit.” Cecil began to scream, so Yves took him outside. “And I started yelling at him for this: ‘Why aren’t you more strong with him?’ And we began to argue. We didn’t see anything. And at that point, I thought, ‘I really regret it, I regret having children.’ ”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/i-really-regret-it-i-really-regret-having-children/article784948/

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