Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. ~From the television show The Golden Girls


So I guess I'm at the age when people are going to start asking more often about when I'm going to have kids. I don't want any kids. It's not that I don't like kids but I'm not meant to be a mom. I don't think I have it in me. I have no maternal instincts and generally I think I lack the emotion needed to be a mom.

It takes so much to be a mom, at least a good one. I don't want to be totally responsible for how another human being turns out. That's too much. I'm so lucky that Tim agrees with me. I just hope his mind doesn't change because I really don't think mine is ever going to.

Some people just aren't up to the task. Those who can't do, teach. That's who I am. I'm a teacher. I love teaching. I'm not specifically great at anything. Never have been. Always the bridesmaid, 2nd runner up, or just someone that's easy to overlook because they're mediocre at a lot of things. It's not to say that I'm not happy with it.

I'm happy with who I am. I satisfied with my mind, my body, my everything. And that feels good.

3 comments:

MyBeadyEye... said...

What a contented post to read and very uplifting!! here, Here!! :-) Pure honesty...very refreshing :-) x

MyBeadyEye... said...

I have awarded you the Sunshine Award!! www.mybeadyeye.blogspot.com xx

T @ Poppy Place said...

I totally agree not everyone is made to be a parent, it is a tough job, I think what you are doing is amazing, teaching isn't easy either (done both :) I think more people should realise this and be honest. If you change your mind later, that could be honest too, life changes :)T

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