The Childfree Clan
I wonâ€™t say clique because Iâ€™ve never been in one and I never will, not in high school and not know. I did however realize that maybe, at times, even people that have children might feel left out by the childfree and how we tend to bond together.
Still, this just seems strange to me as Iâ€™ve always felt left out by the parents all over the interweb. A day doesnâ€™t go by that I donâ€™t hear someone talking about their kids or posting pictures of their kids or whatever. I get that this is how society is and Iâ€™m fine with it and if ever Iâ€™m annoyed by it I just ignore it.
I know that when I talk about my cats as my children there are eye rolls by parents all over the internet and that they think Iâ€™m an idiot. Iâ€™m ok with that too because itâ€™s a given, most people donâ€™t consider pets to be children. I donâ€™t happen to agree but you know, thatâ€™s how the world works.
As I get older I realize Iâ€™m more and more secluded from the world of my friends, in another 5 years I assume Iâ€™ll have only a small handful of friends that donâ€™t have kids. Thatâ€™s one of the reasons I love being online, I have more people that get my situation and it makes me a happier person.
Iâ€™m not even a normal childfree, if that is even possible, because I consider myself â€œon the fenceâ€ until I make my final decision when I remove my IUD. Sometimes I think having a kid sounds kind of awesome but most of the time it just seems like the worst idea for me. There is more to my feelings than just not wanting to be a mother, there are outside factors, so many, that contribute to where I stand with this.
There will always be a line drawn between the childfree and the childfull (I just made that up) and there isnâ€™t much we can do other than just learn from each other and maybe, when needed, just laugh off the differences. But in reality each side will never truly understand the other side, itâ€™s impossible and itâ€™s ok.