Month: August 2017

You Don’t Want Kids? That’s OK.

I’m part of an online make-up group where we chat about beauty products, but also random chit-chat. The subject of kids came up, and unwanted pregnancy. Some women had said how they absolutely did not want to have children yet feel that society judges them for that decision. Why? Why is it acceptable for a man to say he never wants children, yet when a woman says it it’s seen as a terrible thing!?
I think it’s sensible. These women explained how they’re happy without kids, that they’re too selfish and not interested in baby puke or constantly seeing to nappy changes. We’re not all programmed to be maternal! I can absolutely understand why they don’t want to bring up a child. It’s hard work. It’s not all fun and games. You have to give up a lot of your life to raise a family.
So why is it OK to see it as a bad thing? Why act shocked when a woman says she does not want to have children?

x N x

Wedding Anniversary

Today is my first wedding anniversary. I’d like to say it was a lovely day of reminiscing over our wedding album, of lovey dovey sentiments.

It was shit.

Husband forgot to buy a card. We went to the little town we got married at, but didn’t actually go to the building we had our ceremony as that would have been too nice to do. Instead he dragged me around the high Street looking for a shop so he could buy some food for a picnic. He hadn’t packed anything to take with us.
Bear in mind that the place we married is beautiful. I love visiting it, but I’m not that fussed by the surrounding town and its over-priced and not-child-friendly restaurants.

I may sound like a bit of a brat here, and to be honest I don’t bloody care! I made sure he had a card to open, I bought a 1 shaped balloon, and I sprinkled love heart sweets over our bed. I’ve had a shit day in all and was expecting at least a little bit of love and romance.

Too much to ask.

x N x