I have had this discussion numerous times with many friends, and my mother. I don't think I want children. I want a mate, but I do not want children. Some say that it is unnatural, others say it is because I am young, my father says that if I find the right man, I will change my mind...I don't know. My mother never really wanted children, but she felt like that was something that women just did back in the day. Nevertheless, she loved us unconditionally. That being said, I like my life, waking up when I get ready to, eating out or eating in, and not having to drag any kids with me when I get ready to go out. It just seems so unappealing. When I see these children in the store with their mothers....ughhh, it just seems so uneccessary. I think babies are beautiful, and they smell sooo good, (most of the time) and when they smile it is just beautiful. Then they get older and start to talk and....that's where my fantasy ends. Has any other woman felt this way, and if so, how did it work out for you? Did you have them anyway, or did you not have them and regret it. Did you decide that it is not something you wanted and are just fine with it. Let me know, I am really stuck on this right now.