I'll add a funny note to this.....I've always known that I didn't want kids, my mom tells me that I didnt' deal well with children when I was one myself! Turns out that I couldn't have 'em anyway, ...but I digress, lol.....actually there are two funnies about this...the first happened, oh about three years after we married, and every little old lady that I've ever known had been bugging me about when was I going to have one. One of them caught me one night at the funeral home, and granted, I was tired and didn't feel good, but she asked me when was I going to , I politely looked her in the eye, laughed and told her that at the rate I was going, probably about the same time that hell froze over! She laughed and told me not to worry, she wouldn't ask me again, lol!! And till the day that I had my hysterectomy, she kept that promise!
The second really relates to mom and the grandcats....My mom is a great lady, with a wicked sense of humor. She didn't really want kids either, and really didn't want grandkids, so this deal was great for her! About the time this happened, I only had two, maybe three cats, and she had some pictures of them. Well....this lady that went to school with mom kept bugging her about when was I going to make her a grandma..........Mom finally got fed up, and told her that she had some pics, but asked the lady not to laugh, 'cause they were handicapped a bit, and had some physical problems (dedpan serious here), the lady told mom that she'd never laugh at any handicapped kid, so mom whipped out the pics of the kits.....and the lady took one look and burst out laughing about it! To this day, she hasn't asked mom that again, either!