So, my mum got a shocker today when I told her that I never planned on having babies.
We were watching an animal programme featuring animal lovers who live alone or with their spouses, no kids- and pets for company instead. She commented on how strange that was and I didn’t think much of it when I told her I would totally love to live like that.
She was shocked in a way I didn’t really expect and launched into an unconvinced Q & A session about “what if” I got a kid “accidentally”- which is bullshit (I didn’t use those exact words). I feel very strongly for remaining childfree and I am damned if I am going to take any chances with that. She was very bent on me keeping the possibility in mind but she really doesn’t know to what lengths I’d go to ensure I remain child- free – I doubt she’d want to know.
So she thought I was scared about the pain of childbirth and suggested that I could always adopt.
Shocker #2- I told her I’d rather adopt a cat- and minutes later when she couldn’t stop shaking her head and asking more questions, I managed to change the subject- which she let go, reluctantly I could see.
And I still don’t get the fuss. She has always known I am anti marriage for reasons even she comprehends. Did she really expect me to be a baby person?
I cannot imagine myself with a baby! the though of me with a baby makes me want to laugh! Imagine a small Hellen with eyes this big and scanty hair like tiny black beads on the head! Hahaaaaaaaaaaaa!
I have never really had that baby-love feeling or longing! Strange for some people I learn, but it’s true.
I find greater pleasure petting a furry cat that I do rocking a human baby. Some of us just prefer felines to humans.