Why I don't want children
Have my own kids? No thanks. I'd rather just be an aunt.
My family finds me to be one of the strangest of all. Not because I have obscene tattoos or unsightly piercings. But because I don't want children.

Our family has always been one who has loved to have children around and I always said I wanted to have 2 kiddies of my own one day. Until recently that is.

I'm no monster

Please, don't get me wrong, I still adore children of just about any age. And I love my niece and nephew to bits. My entire blog is based on them for goodness' sake!

Apparently I'm a natural too. I'm really comfortable around babies and changing a diaper is second nature to me already.

Seeing 2-year-old Luke and 3-month-old Amy grow and play and learn has my heart melting just as much as any proud mommy's would.

The adorable baby emails that go around still have me awwwing at every turn. Besides, I work for Parent24 – how could I not love children?

Reality check

Just under 2 years ago when my sister gave birth to Luke and introduced the first grandchild into our family, my perspective on things changed.

Suddenly a screaming, needy baby took over every aspect of my sister and brother-in-law's life. Things, well, changed.
I'm no idiot, I knew things would change, but I didn't realise just how drastically!

I'll have to admit, a slight bit of selfishness snuck in and I wasn't entirely sure if I wanted my entire life ruled by a baby. Plus the idea of pregnancy has no appeal to me whatsoever. Especially the breastfeeding bit that follows.

Maybe I'll change?

I'm not too stubborn to admit that over time my idea of things may change. I'm only just heading into my 21st year of life and no matter how mature I may think I am, I realise that there are some things you just can't make a solid decision on so early in life.

So maybe one day I will be a mommy? Right now though, can’t I just play with my niece and nephew instead? Isn’t that enough? Because honestly I'd rather prefer to stick to being an Aunty.

Did you know that you always wanted kids? Do you think my perspective on things will change?

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