20 Things Women Who Don’t Have Kids Want You to Know

Let’s get a few things straight before we begin: there are hundreds of reasons why a woman might not have kids. We might be too old, too young, feeling too selfish or too busy. It might be a personal choice or it might not be. We might just not quite be ready yet.

Whatever the reason, many of us childless women have the same thoughts about kids. They’re not always polite, and they’re not always fair either, but we think it’s about time we let you inside our heads a little bit. Here are 20 things women who don’t have kids want you to know:

We’re sorry, but we don’t want to see pictures of your children

We’re sure they are cute, and we’re sure that whatever thing they did was really funny and really naughty. But — and we don’t know how to say this nicely — we’re not interested. Sorry about that.

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Or hear about every milestone they’re reaching

Same thing here actually. Seeing as we don’t have kids, we’d rather not spend all our time at work or over coffee talking about how your little angel said the funniest thing last week.

On a more serious note, as adults, it’s really important for us to have serious conversations and silly conversations about our lives, and talking about kids all the time doesn’t always cut it.

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Rob Hainer / Shutterstock.com

And we’d rather you didn’t bring them along to every occasion

It’s just not appropriate for your kids to come to the office Christmas gathering or your best friend’s bachelorette party. This isn’t just a selfish thing either — don’t you want to have some time away from your kids every now and again?

You are so much more than just a ‘parent’– you’re lively and you have a wicked sense of humor. Let your hair down and be yourself for a night!

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