Hey everyone, I'm so glad someone decided to start this community.
I'm Robyn, I'm 26, and my husband is 27. We've been married for three months, and together for 6 1/2 years in total. When we first met, we were both adamant about not wanting children, as we were young and focusing on school and enjoying our freedom, but now that we are getting older and are married, we are kind of sitting on the fence, although we know for sure we aren't interested in kids at this very moment in time. Mostly, we really enjoy each other's company and the freedom to do whatever we want, whenever we want to. We enjoy travelling and taking weekend trips on a whim, listening to our music as loud as we feel like, staying up late and sleeping in late, renovating our house, treating ourselves to nights out, and having lots of money to spend on what we like.
I think the part that leaves us sitting on the fence is the fact that we both love children, and wonder how we'll feel a few years down the road. We don't want to decide too late that we want children, as neither of us wants to be too old to keep up to young children and spend our "golden years" parenting teenagers. I have a neice and a nephew, and we both love spending time with them, but we both wonder if we could really handle the responsibility full time. We find ourselves saying "Gee, I'm glad that's not us!" when we see misbehaving children in public or tired, worn out looking parents.
We just have so much we want to do with our lives, and it's hard to figure children into the equation. It's just so hard to know if we'll regret it when we're, say in our 30s or 40s if we choose to remain child free.