Many pro-childfree articles call on several reasons why couples decide not to have kids. The risk of genetic issues, the cost of raising a child, the need to retain their current lifestyle, the perceived 'overpopulation' of the world, the ability to travel, etc.
I can honestly say that none of those reasons are why I don't want kids.
It's not my photo. I found it on the internet. The best way I can explain my lack of desire to have kids can be explained... by borscht.
Borscht is a Ukrainian dish made from beets, and sometimes tomatoes. In Poland, it's served with little mushroom-filled dumplings called uszka. Millions of people love borscht. Heck, it's so popular in Russia that the cosmonauts brought borscht-in-a-tube into space.
But to me, it tastes like vomit. I never made the decision to not like borscht - it just so happens that my taste buds say it's the most foul substance on earth. (And no, I am not calling children foul, by any means.)
Even though we don't really have the money to correctly raise a child, it's not about the money. Even though we are very happy with our time-consuming hobbies, it's not about the time. It's simple... I do not have the desire to have kids, and neither does my husband.
Just like we don't have the desire to eat borscht.