Have you always wanted to be a parent?
We asked our Facebook fans and Twitter followers if they wanted to be parents when they were kids.
We took to Facebook and Twitter and asked whether or not the urge to be a parent was there even as children. Here's what parents like you had to say:
Article originally in Parent24
The thought of motherhood and being a parent did not even cross my mind. I did play house with friends and with dolls but I always knew it was just a game. I only started to think about parenting when I was already pregnant with child 1 and even then I freaked out! - Julia Webber
Oh yes! Definitely! - Vanessa Chenette Panayiotides
Yes and for some reason I wanted twins. - Randelene Visser
No. I always said no kids for me but I got blessed with 2 and won't change them for the world. - Hester Erasmus
I always wanted children. I can remember saying I was never going to get married but I did want children! - Janique Vermeulen
Not at all! My mom was a midwife and I saw how babies came out - put me off! Now I have 2 lovely boys and so glad I changed my mind. :) - Rebecca Van Eeden
Never even thought about it. Funny enough when I played with dolls, it wasn't a matter of thinking of becoming a parent one day but merely just playing. - Lhoza Lk-Lukay Somshade
Yes but it was far off in my mind. I loved being 'mommy' while playing house. - Sandra Overmeyer
I was not keen on being a mother, although my best friend was very eager. She always said she would look after my children if they came along. As it turns out I'm crazy about them and wouldn't give them up for anything. - Adele Hamilton
I only wanted to be a mother, I don't remember thinking of what career I would have etc. But after university and marriage I realised that life is stressful enough, if I wanted to be a "good" parent I would have to give up my job and I can't really do that right now. So I guess I may never be a parent! - Desiree Pillay
Yes and I am living my dream. :) - Andrea Tomasicchio
Always wanted to be a mom, always knew I would be, even wanted twins. It all seemed so very romantic having a love child... now I have three! But I'm single (divorced) and don't regret a day with each one! That dream was fulfilled! - Georgina Haller
Have always thought about having children. Have made decisions my entire life with my unborn children in mind. Wanted to proudly and honestly tell them about my life and the decisions I made when I was their age. Have a 3-year-old daughter now. - Fairuz Gaibie
Eish! Never ever. I never wanted kids or to get married but towards the end of high school I wanted twins. Lol. Now I am blessed with a gorgeous baba and a wonderful husband. It's like the dream I never dreamt. :) - Azrah Adele Suleman
It was my dream forever! My biggest dream. In grade 7 I actually considered myself quite ready and mature enough. Haha!! I only got the privilege of being a mom 15 years later! - Lize Nel
I think I did... I can't remember ever really think about it. - Robi27
Yes, always wanted a football team of children. - Kambabe
Nope, didn't even play with dolls. - Nixiekitty
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