This is so true. And beyond just the birth itself, everyone I know who thinks raising kids is sooo easy pretty much does not care beyond the basic feeding, clothing and keeping alive of their children. I ended a friendship over that attitude. she just doesn't want to be bothered with them at ALL. But she continues to get pregnant (with somebody who announced in front of 15 people "I f-ing hate kids.") It's people like that who give a bad name to moms of many kids who really are hands on with their kids and are raising them selflessly.
If you do it right, or at least TRY to do it right, it is LOTS of work. Definitely not selfish!
i have ABSOLUTELY NOT NOT NOT stated that having children is EASY!, but it is selfish none the less, when choosing to bring life to this earth you are adding yet another mouth that needs to be fed, get a education, and a meaningful or at least decent job! this decision is (IMO) is not being thought of critically enough. Are you guys at all aware of what is going on in the world???? turn on NPR for one hour, listen to it in the background or something, I think miss education is to blame for this type of thinking. Our kids are going to have a REALLY hard time growing up, and we need to do all we can to make it a little easier for them.
if I can't properly convey my thoughts on line w/o you guys thinking I either hate children or whatever else, it really doesn't matter anymore because you guys feel the way you're gonna feel.
I would like to mention that your story about your ex-friend is a perfect example of people who should stop procreating. IMO of course
Okay I'm done now