Not everyone is destined to be a parent, and that’s okay. It’s definitely okay to make other things in life a priority, (seriously, aunt Martha, shut up already!) If you think you’re not meant to have babies, these obvious signs will confirm you’re on the right path, even if your family members constantly remind you it’s not “normal”. Go ahead, ask them to define what “normal” means and they’ll all probably have a hard time giving you an answer. That’s the beauty of living in today’s world. We all get to create our definition of “normal” and that’s totally OK.
YOU THINK DOGS ARE CUTER THAN KIDS
You could look at a picture of puppies all day long, and you firmly believe animals are as loving as humans, if not more. But for you kids just don’t hold the same appeal. When you look at a photo of a baby, instead of going, “Aww,” all you feel is a shiver of fear down your spine.
YOU NEED YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP
And that’s something you know you’re not going to get as a parent. In fact, moms of newborn babies get less than four hours sleep a night! So if you can’t function without your recommended 7-9 hours, you might want to rethink this whole baby thing and just get a cat!
YOUR CAREER COMES FIRST
And I mean first, over everything else! Sure, you can be a working parent, but if you’re determined to come out on top, those extra late nights and constant stress just wouldn’t be fair on the kids. Some people do function better without a family. Plus, you can always adopt in the future!
THE WORLD REVOLVES AROUND YOU
Your goals, your dreams, your hopes, your fears, nothing is more important to you than YOU. While that’s completely fine as a general rule, this just won’t fly when you become a parent, because the fact is you have to put your kids first always, and forever.
YOU HATE SPENDING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY
Even on yourself! Kids are seriously expensive, and we mean E-X-P-E-N-S-I-V-E. The average cost of raising a child is over $200,000 total! If you’re thinking of all the gorgeous countries you could visit with all that dough, then you, my friend, should sit having kids at least for a while.
YOU LOVE YOUR PARTY LIFESTYLE
And you wouldn’t want to give it up for anyone, not even a lovely, totally adorbz couple of kids. Plus, you don’t want to be in the position where you blame your kids for not being able to do the things you love. So maybe now’s not the right time to become a parent for you, but perhaps you’ll get tired of hitting the bars till 5 am every night in a few years. For now, let’s drink up! Cheers!
YOU’VE GOT WORSE ANGER ISSUES THAN THE HULK
Patience doesn’t come easily to you, if ever. And you know anger issues and raising kids is a match made in Hell. Because kids can be really annoying, and will stress you up on a daily basis, so if you can’t handle keeping it polite and hush at work, imagine what it’d be like if you had to handle 3 kids, drawing on your walls, and throwing tantrums 24/7!
YOU CAN’T FUNCTION WITHOUT YOUR ALONE TIME
Well, there’s no “alone time” once you have kids. Period. If the thought of not having a couple of hours each day just to vent and unwind terrifies you, then you’re not ready for anyone to call you “momma.”
YOU DON’T DO BODILY FLUIDS
Whether it’s changing diapers, dealing with wet beds or just a bit of slobber and drool, the thought of grosses you out HARD. Unless you can afford a 24/7 nanny, you just might focus on adopting that cute little pup you saw at the vet!
FOR YOU, KIDS = LIFE OVER
All you can think about is all of the things that you’d have to give up if you ever wanted to take the plunge and have those babies everyone’s been telling you you need in your life. And in your opinion, spending time with your kids, hosting birthday parties, and going to PTA meetings sounds like a never-ending nightmare roller coaster.