How can I get excited about having kids
July 29, 2010 8:06 AM Subscribe
Help me understand the joy/value/satisfaction of having children
posted by anonymous to human relations (47 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I have been married for about seven years now. Both in our late 20's, she has reached the age where having a child is her number one priority. I am not there yet.
I like kids. I have worked at a youth camp, co-led youth groups, even worked with juvenile delinquents. I consider myself well versed in the art of dealing with middle/high school age kids. I just don't have a strong desire to bring a little baby into the world. I should point out my experience with babies is nil. In fact, I have always avoided them at all cost.
So I'm at a point where I wish I was more excited about having a kid. We are going to start trying, which is fine, I'm just not as excited as I would like to be. I like my life the way it is.
Is this normal? I'm a few months from 30. What's wrong with me?
How can I get to a place where I'm as excited as she is?