A few things have come up recently that reminded me about the differences of living life with no kids in a world full of people with kids.
- A blogging friend who has three kids dropped off the face of the earth. She resurfaced briefly to say “I’m sick!” And I felt sorry for her, and thankful for me– as I age and my health is starting to give me issues, I can be grateful that I don’t have school age children who pick up every virus going and bring it home to spread it around.
- My littlest niece is about to start school, and my sister is bemoaning the fact her holidays now will have to be in sync with school holidays. No such restrictions for me.
- We’ve had a nasty shock on the work front recently. But because we don’t have kids in school, with interests and friends and commitments, we can actually step back and think about it. With no jobs, we actually have the freedom to do anything we want to do. Nothing is certain, and it is quite scary, but there is opportunity there that we can consider because we don’t have kids. Life gave us lemons, and we do actually have the option to make lemonade.