I’ll admit that I’m not excerpting the most representative excerpt from this childless by choice video, but I can’t help highlighting this universally ingrained response:
Lots of women bond, especially in their 30s and 40s, over the fact that they have had children. So you’ve got a sort of common bond there that you can talk about. And if you meet someone who says, “I don’t want children,” I automatically think, “Why don’t you want children?” … I want to wheel my children out so that they can see how lovely and exciting they are. Somehow I sort of want to pursued them, that they’re missing out on something. (YouTube.com)
You can see the childfree interviewee recoil as she launches into this diatribe with gusto. In fact, the body language throughout this clip is eclipsed only by the accents!
What do you think? Are the childfree missing out?
- How to Explain your Childfree Choice (whynokids.com)
- You’ll change your mind (whynokids.com)
- Baby Makers and Biology (whynokids.com)
- Two is Enough: Childless by Choice (whynokids.com)
- DINKs: Childfree By Choice (blogs.wsj.com)