Originally Posted by APK
I've been uncertain for several years whether or not I want kids someday. I was visiting a friend yesterday who has a 14-month-old and well, I'm kinda crazy about him. She was holding him as she was getting ready to take him to bed when he reached out his arms in my direction because he wanted me to hold him. I think my heart thawed a little.
FWIW, I was completely ambivalent on having kids. I never really had a drive to have them, but I didn't rule it out, either. For me, it came down to the fact that MrsG really wanted them. Also, I know more than a few people who've never had kids but clearly wish they had, and I've never met anyone who I even suspected wished they hadn't, so I figured I'd take the odds and have kids. Now that I have one, it's freakin' awesome, and I'm glad I did it. Don't get me wrong, it can be really, really hard, but it's also really, really great.