Seriously, stop. It’s annoying. Did it ever occur to you that maybe I don’t want them? Maybe I’m not trying to get knocked up?
Hello, I’m 21 years old, what the hell do I need a kid for?
I get it, being a mother is like “the coolest thing” that’s happened to all the moms I know. You don’t know love until you become a mom… Blah blah blah.
But right now, graduating college is the coolest thing that’s happened to me. Starting my career is the coolest thing I’ve done lately.
I love kids, I really do. But there are so many other things I want to do first…
- Buy a house. Duh. My kid needs a place to live. I want to move out of my parents’ house because I’m financially stable not because there’s not enough room for my kid.
- Travel. Babies are hard to travel with. I know this because I’ve taken several trips with my youngest sister who managed to barf and pee in her car seat in the same 3 hours. I want to travel with my girlfriends or with my significant other before I attempt to lug a child around around with me. Plus I’d be one of those annoying people who put their kids on a leash.
- Speaking of a significant other. Can I get married first? I know its old school and totally traditional but I wanna be married before I start birthing humans. In fact, I want to be married for a year or two before I even start to consider being a mom.
- Drink. It’s selfish, I know. But I’m TWENTY ONE. I’m not ready to be sober for 9 months. Pregnant women can’t go to bars and clubs without being talked about. Let me party.
Basically, let me be young. I’m not criticizing anyone my age with a child. I’m jealous. I want to love something that much. But I’m not emotionally mature enough to handle it. Being responsible for another human being. Hell, I can barely get myself to work on time. Kids are expensive… And I’m at a time in my life where I’d rather buy margaritas than diapers.