I had an OB criticize me during a consultation when I starting asking about long-term pregnancy prevention. I’ve never had an interest in having my own kids. Told for decades I’d change my mind by seemingly everyone who thought their opinion was more important than my own ability to decide what was best for me. In a near panic, my OB said, “But what if you find him (my future Prince Charming, I guess) and HE wants kids?” Wow. Didn’t realize I didn’t have a say lady. What is this, Gilead? Hate it when people insist they know me better than I know myself.

Want kids, have them? Good for you. Proselytizing and judging others for not, when you don’t know their reasons or situation? You can get out of my face with your smug, sanctimonious attitude because you’ve completely lost my interest in anything you have to say moving forward. Take the blinders off once in a while and consider other people’s decisions for a change before you impose your own.

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