A Former Fecundophobe’s Reflections On Fatherhood

Now I actually wondered where I’d be in 20 or 30. When we visited family at the holidays—something I always looked forward to—I began to realize the implications of deliberate childlessness more deeply. I envisioned our gatherings gradually shrinking year after year until only the last gray-haired survivors were left and didn’t want to (or couldn’t) bother with it anymore.

via A Former Fecundophobe’s Reflections On Fatherhood.

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2 thoughts on “A Former Fecundophobe’s Reflections On Fatherhood”

  1. As a never-married guy, I’m aware that I’m missing the joys and pains of parenthood.

    Having just turned 61, I doubt that I’ll ever get the chance to know them.

    1. I wish you didn’t have to be there– the thought of all the people who are married, and are fighting like crazy to avoid it, and will eventually get to where you are… but having rejected the opportunity with great force…

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