Blogathon 2006 (41 of 48): Announcement

Published July 30, 2006

A while ago I was reading a blog that said they were going to ‘announce’ that they had decided to hold off on the having a kid thing. It struck me as weird when I first read it, that there was some kind of an announcement ceremony that went with this, in the same way there would be if there was an actual pregnancy.

But the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. I definitely do not want kids, and I haven’t announced it to anyone, but I haven’t had to. I’ve not made any secret of the fact that I would rather rip my own ears off than bring someone else into the world. People that do are great, it’s a choice and I’m choosing not to.

I suppose that if I hadn’t mentioned it to anyone, or if it had only just dawned on me that it was something I wasn’t interested in, and if I had family that were interested or pushing for nephews, neices and grandchildren, then an announcement would have to be made.

For the record then, in case anyone missed it, no kids from me.

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