I'm going to sound like an unsuitable parent here, but more and more lately I'm realising that other people's children are incredibly irritating, and I don't particularly like being around them. There was a squad of them in at work yesterday and their poor parents were just harassed constantly with 'can I have this, and this, and this and APPLE TREES!!! and mum, mum, mum, mum, mum.....', and all I could think was 'how can anyone stand that?!'!
I don't like babysitting (unless for little ones who haven't yet developed their own little egos!), and I avoid the shops like the plague at school lunch time.
But at the same time I'm broody very often and would love to have a family of my own. It goes against all logic really - it would be like saying I don't like dogs, but I'm really looking forward to getting a puppy!
My mum's always said that it's different when it's your own children. Am I being idealistic in hoping it's true?!