Don’t have a child,
If you can’t sacrifice your time.
Don’t have a child,
If your job needs you full time.
Don’t have a child,
If you like your house neat and clean.
Don’t have a child,
if you would rather stay lean.
Don’t have a child,
If you are emotionally unavailable.
Don’t have a child,
If your life is unstable.
Don’t have a child,
If you would prefer a nomadic life.
Don’t have a child,
If you and your partner have a constant strife.
Don’t have a child,
If you make sacrifice and later hold your child guilty.
Don’t have a child,
If you can’t carry a responsibility.
Don’t have a child,
Just because people asked you to.
Don’t have a child,
Because it’s what we women “ought” to.
Don’t have a child,
Simply because your friends have one.
Don’t have a child,
Because you will need him/her in the long run.
Don’t have a child,
Because you are getting old.
Don’t have a child,
If you are unsure.
Don’t have a child,
Because you like to boss around.
Don’t have a child,
If you can’t wake-up at your child’s sound.
Don’t have a child,
If you can’t think of anyone before yourself.
Don’t have a child,
If you are not ready to change yourself.
Don’t have a child,
If you can’t leave your drink behind.
Don’t have a child,
If you can’t let go of things in mind.

Do you feel the list is long,
That there are no “Do’s” and too many “Don’ts”?
There is just one DO and that is-
To have a child you don’t need to be a dove.
Have a child if you are capable of love.
Won’t you do all this for you?
A child is you too.
Plain and simple, love is enough.
Plain and simple love, is enough.

Everything in the list vapourizes if you have the capacity to love another human being, who will love you back for no other reason than you were you.

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