Friday, February 22, 2008

No, I don't have kids. My husband and I are cheerfully child-free.

You Assumed Wrong
There are many child-free people like my husband and me out there, and we live our lives just as other people do. We go to work. We go to the movies. We have friends and family who care about us and whom we care about. Just because we don't push our societal contributions in a stroller does not mean we have made none.

Parenthood is a choice, not an obligation, and it's a choice that should not be made lightly. To have children because you want someone to look after you in your old age, or because your family expects you to carry on the name, are just two in a long list of wrong reasons to have children.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I’m journalist with CBC Radio Canada International, Hispanic section in Montreal. I would like to prepare a report about child free by choice. So, I would need to interview over the phone a couple who has decided not to have kids and is happy with the decision (preferably Spanish-speaking). Here is my e-mail ginella.diaz.torrecilla@RADIO-CANADA.CA