Keeping My Options Open
I posted about Fence Sitting on the Purple Women TM in regards to my status as childfree. There are two things I’ve found difficult to discuss with some of the more hardcore childfree-ers: step-parenting and fence sitting. Of course, I fit in both of those categories.
To make things clear, I just happen to not be 100% sure about anything and choose to keep my options open. Right now I am childfree and plan to stay that way but I know I could change my mind down the road.
Every once and a while I imagine having a child (no way more than one) and I think it’s something I would love. Something inside of me is intrigued by the whole thing and I try to imagine a little baby in my arms that is part me and part Erik. Everything outside of that just scares me to my core but that one image keeps me unsure at this moment.
I like the idea of the childfree status because IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m glad the other option to having kids has a name and a real meaning to it. I think itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s a beautiful thing we all want to live our lives the way it feels right to us, itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s how it should be :thumbsup: