If You Had Kids By ACCIDENT You Are In No Position To Tell Me I’m Taking Too Long

If you have children, consider yourself blessed. Not everyone gets the chance to experience the joy of child birth and how amazing it is to watch first-hand as this small, unknowing and innocent baby grows into a big, mature and sensible being with the capability of intelligent speech, recognition and forethought. Those of us who don’t have children really DON’T understand the joys and pains that you go through with your kids. If you are like me, the majority of people you know who have children are results of unplanned pregnancies where the parent(s) stepped up to the plate and decided to handle their newfound responsibility like adults and are still maintaining to this very day. With that said, that DOES NOT entitle you to look at ME like I’m a LOOSEBALL just because I don’t have any kids.

First off, we all know how much you love your kid(s) but please don’t FRONT and act like you were begging for children BEFORE you found out you were pregnant. Also, please don’t FRONT and act like when you found out you were pregnant you immediately started doing Beenie Man’s “World Dance” in the middle of your living room because you were so happy. Chances are, you went through A LOT of negative emotions before finally deciding to keep it and letting the happiness rain down.

So then why do YOU feel the need to look down on me? Why does every birthday I have really need to be accompanied by someone with kids saying “Another year and still NO KIDS? What you waiting for son?” DUDE, I am the same as YOU, I’m just the Pull-Out-Before-It’s-Too-Late Version.

Also, many of the people I know in their late twenties to late thirties who DON’T have children simply have not found the right person to procreate with. Many of us are looking for true love, a life partner and someone who is suitable to build a family with. Unfortunately good pickings are HARD to find out in these streets, and many women want to make sure she doesn’t end up being impregnated by some LOSER like:

And men are trying to avoid getting some ol’ skeezer pregnant before we end up on Maury like:

So in the interim, we are wearing condoms and practicing SAFE SEX so we don’t end up in an adverse situation.

I want children one day, as I’m sure most young professionals do as well, but right now I’m happy just having to take care of myself, and to be honest, I don’t mind if I have a large age-gap between myself and my kids because I’m There To Be A Great Father Not Their Best-Friend.

If you have children, I genuinely respect you immensely for being responsible, but PLEASE don’t go around preaching to us childless folk about how we NEED To “Get Off The Bench And Get In The Game” when the MAIN reason you got in the “game” wasn’t even your initial choice.

This Is Your Conscience

When Lincoln Anthony Blades is not writing for his controversial and critically acclaimed blog ThisIsYourConscience.com, he can be found contributing articles for Uptown Magazine. Lincoln wrote the hilarious and insightful book "You're Not A Victim, You're A Volunteer: How To Stop Letting Love Kick Your Ass". He is also a public speaker who has sat on panels all over North America and the Caribbean.