childbirth. people say that you forget all about the pain as soon as you see your sweet little baby's angel face... that's bs. i do not forget pain.
mastitis. speaking of pain. i've heard stories from women who've experienced this and i don't particularly like the idea of feeling like someone sliced my boob open and poured broken glass inside.
they cost $75,485,349,008,578.00 (maybe more.)
you have to keep them for around 18 years.. even then, some of them leave and come back, leave and come back again, then leave and make you support them while they go out and follow their dreams until they're 40 and an embarrassment to everyone who knows them.
seriously. i could go on all night.
people have asked me since mike and i got married when we're planning on having children. truth is, we're not. and when you get right down to the heart of it, it has nothing to do with not wanting to bring more children into this god-forsaken world, or kids being too much work, blah, blah, blah.. it's just that we're not really into being parents.
i feel like i'd be a great mom. i do. but i've never had that "i really want a baby" feeling.. and i'm not sure i ever will. did you hear that, world? i said i'm not sure. that means i could potentially wake up tomorrow morning and hear my biological clock ticking away and feel the need to be impregnated. i'm hoping it won't, but it COULD happen. until i feel it-- the need, the calling, whatever-- i will not be having any babies.
please don't misunderstand. this is about ME. if YOU have the desire to have children i have no problem with that. good, loving, and responsible parents are what the world needs more of. but, take it from me, birth control is an amazing thing. be honest with yourself and if you're not ready for kids, use it. and, please, don't get self-righteous and say your religion doesn't condone using birth control. if you're using ANY method of birth control, you're just as much of a sinner as the rest of us.
but that's another blog.