I regret that I did not have an abortion.
-Reddit user ViolaViolenta
You will lose yourself, at least for a while.
-Reddit user maybesomeday2
It can be done.
-Reddit user DaughtersandDoggies
Things I don't regret: Having an abortion.
-Reddit user Lucky_leprechaun
My tiny person is one of my favorite people.
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All of my friends had kids because they didn't even realize they had the option of not having one.
"Pretty much all of my friends had kids because they didn't even realize they had the option of not having one. To them, it was just something they were supposed to do eventually — you grow up, get married, have kids. Really glad I never listened to all the people who urged me to have kids because 'they would give my life meaning' or whatever."
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Sometimes there are tears, but we're moving forward.
-Reddit user BlueberryQuick
There is a reason I only have one.
"I don't regret my son, but there is a reason I only have one. To be honest, kids suck sometimes. They crush your soul and your spirit. Like another poster said, you can love your kids but not like being a parent. It is true. I hated parent teacher conferences, stupid kindergarten plays, 5th grade graduation, colds, fevers, boo boos, buying Christmas presents, making dinners (dang kids need to eat every day, more than once). Being a parent is about raising them for 18 years. Your life is pretty much put on hold so they get everything they need. There is nothing wrong with not wanting to be a parent. Don't let anyone tell you differently."
-Reddit user HiddenTurtles
Every parent regrets having kids about 50 times a day.
"I'd be happy with no kids. I'm down with quiet time, and money, and traveling. And I'm happy with her. I love her, and she's amazing. And it's a special kind of wonder to experience the world through your kid's eyes. The first two months after birth (where I went nearly insane from lack of sleep) were bad enough that I will never have another child. Ever.
"If I didn't have family that could watch her over some weekends and for my husband and I to go on vacation alone every year would most surely make me regret having kids and make me feel like I had lost my identity. Alone time is very important for the self and the marriage."
-Reddit user catawampushalo
It gets better and more rewarding.
-Reddit user ingersja
I'm not dead yet.
"Sure, there are times when I think about what my life might have been like if I hadn't had children. I gave up a career path and made a lot of adjustments to what I wanted from life. But then I just remind myself that I'm not dead yet. My kids are 21 and 15 (16 next month). Soon, I'll be done with the daily parenting issues and will have a lot of active years to more fully pursue my interests/hobbies/etc."
-Reddit user southernbelladonna
I don't regret having one kid, but would regret having any more.
-Reddit user meeeghanp7