I Do Not Have Baby Fever, I Just Love Babies

I Do Not Have Baby Fever, I Just Love Babies

If you need me, I'm always happy to babysit!
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Some people get joy and happiness out of a sport they play or watch, some also get joy out of cute dogs who show unconditional love. For some, some get joy out of babies. Yes, the tiny human beings that scream and sleep and poop all the time. In today's society, having a love of babies is seen as you're thinking (and possibly ready) to have a baby.

Yes, I love babies but no, I'm not ready to have one of my own.

Some people don't get the hype about babies! But for us baby lovers, the joy we get is from their cute, delicate faces that may sleep all the time but they're still and sweet. When they are awake, they laugh and smile with all the innocence in the world. They may cry sometimes but even their cry is cute!

Sometimes on Facebook, I find a cute video of a baby laughing and it just makes my day! Or have you seen the dad beatboxing to his baby boy and he starts jamming along with him? That video makes my heart so happy!

What I love to see compilations of pregnancy reveals to family members. I've seen the videos of husbands finding out they're going to be fathers. Some look shocked, some start crying of happiness, I've seen a combination of both! I've seen extended family members scream and cry for their relatives making my heart warm. I've seen parents tell their kids and their reactions are always funny. Whether they are shocked or sad, it's always fun to see how people will react.

I know parents out there reading this are probably thinking, "They may be cute now, but just wait until you have one." Well, the contrary to what you may think, I will wait to have one. I am not looking to pop out a baby right now (because I am absolutely not). I am a woman who is pursuing to get a college education. I have plans to become a professional in my career. Although children are a gift, this is a present I am willing to wait for.

I do want to be a mom one day. I want to be proud of my little boy or girl in whatever they do in life. I want to love them unconditionally and I want them to succeed in whatever they decide to pursue. I want to be there for them no matter. I know parenthood is far from easy, but I hope one day I will be ready to take on that huge responsibility.

I am twenty years old. I am still learning how to take care of myself. I am nowhere ready to take care of another human being. Someone I would have to be responsible for. Until I find the man I am ready to spend the rest of my life with and financially and mentally ready for a child, I would be happy to babysit!

I am excited about the future and what it holds for me, but in the next five years, I do not see it being with kids.

I do see a professionally developed woman who is working a job she loves, a husband who she loves just as much and has a plan to continue to grow as a human being. I love kids and I hope in the next ten years, I will have a little one to take care of. Until then, I will admire from afar and stick to the cute videos.

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14 Things You Relate To If You Grew Up WithOUT Any Cousins

*GASP* "What, you really don't have any cousins?"

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It always shocks every person who hears me state that I do not have any cousins. For some reason, this is just hard for people to really believe when it's actually not something impossible. I think we are all just so used to large families that it sounds weird when people say that they have no cousins. Yet, it is definitely a potential reality, and actually impossible if each of your parents is the only child to your grandparents.

Here are 14 things that you can relate to if you grew up without any cousins.

1. Nobody believes you when you say that you don't have any cousins

I'm serious, for the tenth time.

2. Your grandparents spoil you

With no other grandchildren to worry about, it's pretty easy to do.

3. You don't understand when people say that cousins are your first best friends

My best friend was my first best friend.

4. You and your siblings are always the youngest people at family events

This was simultaneosuly a good thing and a bad thing.

5. You get all of the attention at holidays

Since you're the youngest one around, then distant relatives are always doting over you.

6. Everything you do is deemed awesome by your extended family because there is nobody to compete with

It's much easier to be praised when you aren't being compared to someone similar to your age.

7. You don't know how to hold babies

You're never around them so why would you?

8. Family photos are pretty easy to coordinate

The less people, the easier.

9. Other family members spoil you just because 

Afterall, you are the only kid around...

10. The family will make comments regarding the potential for you to have a cousin as a justification for why they aren't doing something for you

When you hear, "I can't buy you too much because someday your aunt is going to have kids and I will have to do the same for them" you cringe and just had to know that all of the attention wouldn't last forever.

11. Birthdays are always a big deal

A perk of not having very many to remember.

12. If your parents' siblings own pets, then you refer to the animal as your cousin

Cat cousins, dog cousins, lizard cousins, and fish cousins can be pretty cool, actually.

13. Sometimes you dream of marrying into a big family

This is to ensure that your kids do grow up with cousins.

14. You appreciate the closeness of your tight-knit fam

Maybe the only thing you would miss if you had a big family is the opportunity to develop such close bonds with the few relatives that you do have.

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