our best mates have a kiddie (357 days old) and i've come to realise just how much stress and effort it is.
i've come round to the idea of remaining (relatively) care-free; not having to worry about going for a ride for 4 hours; taking holidays when I (note capital 'i') want; stasying up till three and waking at 10; having money to spend on what I want, when I want; and not having to worry about anyone other than myself and the GF.
i look at the GF and her folks. they're still feeding her money to get her through uni. she's 27.
i'm sure that if i were to have kids i'd not regret it (after, ohhhh, 18 years when i legally no longer need pay for them).
anyone here want to admit that they'd be happy not having kids (not saying you need admit to wishing them not be there) or alternatively, anyone wish they did have kids?
i've also thought that i/we could adopt when in a position to offer someone a good quality of life - and when the adoptee is over the shitting, crying, pissing themself stage....