My parents offered me the option, should I want to get pregnant, they would help me with childcare while I was at work. My parents know I would make a fantastic mother and they accept that I may not find a man to share that experience with. They also realize how old I am getting, my window for having a baby is drastically reducing. What a wonderful thing, to have such supportive parents.
While I have longed for a family, I can't say that the thought of being pregnant alone is appealing to me nor is having a baby for the first three years. I figured if I was alone, I would adopt.
But, that isn't enough. Sure, childcare is helpful, but where would I put the kid? I have a small apartment that has been on the market for 10 months. The reality is that I can't afford a child right now ... or really the accommodations that I would need.
So, while my parents offer is so kind, I am declining it. Having a child right now isn't the answer, even though I am sure my life would seem more fulfilled.
Let's just hope this apartment sells soon...I think once it does, I can think about my future a little more and put some things into action.