Can a person think children are cute without being actually defined as being "clucky"?
I have never had intentions of having children. It's not that I have a problem with children, I just don't see myself at the stage of my life where I want or will or can provide for any offspring.
Almost everybody who knows me, knows this.
But for some strange reason, for some people, the fact that I don't want children somehow equates to me hating children.
I don't want children because I don't want the responsibility of having to raise a child, not because I hate their guts or would rather eat them or something. Nothing of that sorts!
I think children are cute little things. I like playing with children and I enjoy being around them. Although I don't really know what to do with them at times, I like children.
I just don't want any of my own.
But somehow, to some people, that just does not make sense to them. And so when I comment on how cute a child is, they immediately go, "oooh, she's getting clucky!"
Must I want children, in order to realise they're cute?
Can I not simply admire from afar?
Why do people assume they know me simply because of something I say, or what I like?