Tuesday, June 1, 2010

You'll Just Never Know What It's Like

If you haven't gone through the process of not having a baby, then you just don't know. And if you don't know, then maybe you should shut up! Because until you personally don't go through it yourself, you'll never know what it's like. You'll never know. Not what it's like! You won't know that. Or maybe...you won't know what it's not like. In either case, one or the other - you'll never know, so please just can it.

I tell you, you have no idea. It changed my whole life. That amazing day I didn't bring a brand new life into this world. That moment when it all sank in. I tell you, I stood there marveling as I held that precious bundle of nothing, that little sum total of my genetic impact upon future generations, that gurgling little...

Wait. Sorry, that's my stomach. I'm hungry, I need to wrap this post up and go get something to eat.

Basically you get the idea. Until you haven't had that same experience, until you know what it's like to not have a baby, your mind just can't process what it's like, really. Don't bother trying. I'm telling you it can't. So keep yer damn yap shut on that score, why don't cha.

Those of you who DO know what it's like...look, I know I don't need me to apologize for the all abusive cracks. I don't need to explain myself to you. Because I know you're right there with me! Knowing what it's like. And probably - most definitely, most likely, like me - you're more than a little sick of these know-nothing noodges shooting their mouth off about something they know nothing about.

When they don't even know.


  1. I CAN totally relate because LIKE YOU, I don't have a baby. I have such great memories of the day that I didn't bring a baby into the world. Just thinking about it makes me cry...then drink...out of happiness.....

  2. As a fellow non-breeder I can also concur. I still have traumatic episodes from that time I didn't go into labour for 36 hours, when I was not having a baby.

  3. @Jules - I tell you I am seein', hearin', smellin' and feelin' ya. You and me are like THIS with that.

    @Vegazzaz - 36 HOURS!! Holy cats meow, mama-not! You're my hero. Man, by hour 10 at best I'd have been telling them "BRING ON THE DRUGS AND KNIVES!!" I was lucky, I had a comparatively easy non-delivery.

    Although I guess they won't really cut you open on a non-delivery. There's got to be something in it for them.