13. What does parenting mean to you?
Strictly, parenting is the raising of children by their parents, usually, but not limited to, two people.
I am currently in a place where I am not sure whether I ever want to be a biological parent – hence, barring medical emergency, I am keeping my reproductive organs, just tightly locked down. Anyways, at this point in time, I don’t think it would be fair to try to bring kids into a world where TOWSNBN is president.
Do I want to parent? Absolutely. I don’t think I can be a full-time parent at this point in my life (can’t say much about the future), but I can be like grandparent: spoil them, maintain order, follow the general dictates of the parents, but in the end, go back to a house with peace and quiet.
I grew up with amazing parents – albeit super normal and a bit restrictive. I would love to pass that on to kids.