I’ve been researching the whole childfree/DINK/no kids lifestyle. I’ve started to compile a list of other blogs and sites that address this non-traditional route. I’m only including ones that seem to be updated somewhat regularly and that are in my opinion not SUPER extreme (some are just out-and-out weird-yes I’m being judgy). Hopefully, I will complete that list soon for a post. This reading got me thinking and I would like to clarify a bit more on my personal take on the childfree topic.
I like to say that I’m on the middle ground of the childfree stance…and find posts that support my decision great but if they lean over to the bashing of others I feel it might be a bit overboard or harsh. The majority of more seemingly harsh posts are reactions to situations and comments and are understandable in they are expressing emotions. I have found a few that just go over the top on the issue. I for one would NEVER compare the childfree choice to the struggles faced by the gay population as one blog did. I’m sorry, yes we face some very awkward social interactions at times and maybe guilt or exclusion but no one is denying you legal rights. Just no.
I love humor and the tongue-in-cheek kind of posts…it’s a great way to address issues and differences. I think it is important to let others know that there is alternative choices and it is ok not to follow the parent
path trap 🙂 (see what I did there).
As I mentioned in my first post about the childfree decision; we are the same in most aspects and yet we are still different. I came across this article on laundry/life and while she writes this from the perspective of a large family, and excludes those who do not have a ramble of children, despite not having children I still feel the exact same way sometimes. While there is only two of us it grows at an alarming rate…even if there is only one of you it still grows. This article provides a good example of why I want to provide an alternative perspective for those of us that don’t take the traditional route; just because we don’t have a ramble doesn’t mean we can’t be overwhelmed by the day-to-day of taking care of a house, being a good wife/husband/friend/whatever, or other life challenges.
The older you get the more you realize other people’s reactions are often less about you and more about them. In trying to express my views, I’m sure some people will take it the wrong way and that like laundry is also part of life.