November 20, 2017

I’m So Happy I Don’t Have Kids

Emily Lemer, 77, has lived in New York for 38 years. You can catch her on Advanced Style. (Source: manrepeller.com)

Emily Lemer, 77, has lived in New York for 38 years. You can catch her on Advanced Style. (Source: manrepeller.com)

When I married my first husband (I was about 25), we decided we didn’t want children. I’ve never regretted it. I’m so happy I don’t have kids. I wasn’t willing to spend the money or give up my job. It was the perfect decision for me, and most people I know that made the same one are still happy about it. (Source: 3 Older Women on What Aging is Really Like)

Hat tip to Becky Brooks who alerted us to this A+ Man Repeller article, “3 Older Women on What Aging is Really Like. A hat tip and a dozen virtual roses! Thanks, Becky. We loved the article, and we think that Emily Lemer, Barbara Flood and Beatrix Ost have graced readers with a veritable avalanche of wisdom. An inspiration times three.

Also thanks for your encouraging words:

I don’t always see what you post, but for what I have, thanks for your sensible, sensitive, and though-provoking posts on Facebook. I recently joined a women’s childfree FB group, and they were so catty and seemed to hate kids. I got off it in less than 24 hours, as soon as I saw the tone of the page. Horrible. No regrets.

Great to hear that we’re offering a constructive (i.e. positive, non-catty) and thought-provoking experience for the childfree community. Too many angry, supercilious pundits frothing at the mouth. Sometimes it’s nice to just have a healthy chat, to ask questions instead of assuming we know all the answers. Glad to hear that we’re coming close to the mark.

We look forward to your next recommendation.

 

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About virtualDavis

G.G. Davis, Jr. (aka virtualDavis) is a writer, storyteller, unabashed flâneur and eager-beaver uncle. Despite two whiz-bang nieces, two superstar nephews, and rewarding teaching/coaching stints at the American School of Paris and Santa Fe Preparatory School, he remains willingly, enthusiastically and happily childfree. His WNK posts are part of an ongoing attempt to understand why. Rosslyn Redux, a transmedia chronicle about rehabilitating an historic property in the Adirondacks, offers a more ironic twist on his childfree adventure. He also blogs at virtualDavis.com and EssexonLakeChamplain.com. Connect with G.G. Davis, Jr. via Twitter, Facebook or Google+.