I’d rather not have children. Ever.
I actually like children well enough and would love to do some mentoring or teaching, but parenting’s not my dream, and it’s so pervasive in a person’s life that if it’s not my dream, I think I’ll pass because it would only end in my misery and emotional martyrdom.
I’m such a sensitive person, too. Sometimes it seems like having a child is like having a second heart outside of your body that people can stomp on and that there’s very little you can do about it, when everything’s said and done.