My entire life I swore I was never going to have children. At age 36 that all changed. Never say never.
Before children I didn’t understand why people drove “mom vans”, they seemed big and ugly, plus screamed, soccer/PTA mom, all of which, seemed like a fate worse than death to me. This was a vehicle that I swore I would never drive. Today I drive a Nissan Quest. Isn’t she a beauty? I also can’t imagine not having a mom van now (unless I could have a sporty little convertible just for myself). The space and comfort, it’s so convenient.
Never say never.
I had a couple serious boyfriends through my 20’s but I knew in my heart not one of them was a lifelong partner nor a person I would have ever wanted to have children with. People would occasionally ask, “when are you getting married?” I always had the same response, “May! May the day never come!” Again, never say never.
Being younger and not yet having my own children, I remember seeing the craziest toddler tantrum I had ever witnessed. Full blown screaming, crying, hitting, kicking, and all because his mom wouldn’t buy him whatever trinket he had to have. I said, if I ever had kids they would never act like that… Yeah right!
We are so naive before we give birth to our own little monsters. Now anytime I see a mom going through that, I will make it a point to tell them, I understand, and they are doing great, even if you don’t feel like it.