I am one of the BIGGEST WORRY WARTS I know. I really have to work on my positive thinking and I do and things do work out but then another thing comes along and I have to work on not worrying all over again.
My birthmother I think was is a worrier.
My adoptive mother was is DEFINATELY a worrier.
And so maybe neither genetics nor environment have helped here!
Plus it's just me.
Now I read through about 66 pages!! of replies to MSN's the best and worst things about having kids yesterday and on Friday. I don't know I just felt like it!
The dominant worst thing mentioned by parents was the constant worry. About the kids. Of COURSE that's natural, in fact maybe it would be a bad thing if they DIDN'T worry?! And I know not EVERYONE is a worry wort. But as I AM one ANYWAY I think I will child raising - even with all it's joys and cuddles (I get plenty of cuddles from the kids at work anyway!) a miss.
I have been told when I said I think raising kids would be stressful, "But it's a different KIND of stress."
I don't care. I have ENOUGH stress in my life THANK YOU!
Why worry more than I have to?
(Again, yes I REALISE not all parents are worriers, but I know my own temperament VERY well.)