Why I’m NEVER Having Kids

Why I’m NEVER Having Kids #24: Body Ruining, Part 2 – Speeding Up the Aging Process

May 13, 2008 · No Comments

In part 1 of “Body Ruining,” we discussed how a woman’s body can be wrecked as a result of carrying around a heavy fetus. However, physical condition isn’t the only thing affecting the body of a kid-carrying Mom.  Both Moms and Dads get dealt a crushing blow to the pace at which they age as a result as well.

The reason? Kids create a lot of stress.  They cry, wine, yell, fight with each other, lie, cry some more, don’t always do what you tell them to, and have to be constantly protected.  And these are just the kids that are considered the “good” ones!

As a result, the amount of dumb-ass situations parents have to deal with on a regular basis makes the aging of their bodies come a LOT faster than the bodies of people who don’t have kids.

Think about it: the more crap kids do, the more scowls will be put on a person’s face.  The result? A parent’s wrinkles come earlier than people without kids, and – because they get them so early – they also get deeper and more defined in a quicker amount of time.

The more kids a couple has, the more time most couples have to spend at work to earn money to support them.  The result? They end up spending most of their day at a desk somewhere sitting down, and getting very little exercise, resulting in weight gain and/or possibly obesity.  And the time they have when they’re not at work that they would spend working out, is instead spent at home trying to disipline the little trouble-makers.

And then, of course, there are grey hairs!  I’m in my mid-20s, and I’ve already got a few grey hairs here and there, but that’s normal.  However, it has been shown that people with lots of stress tend to get their grey hairs in much earlier – and what usually accounts for this early growth of grey hairs? DNA, naturally, aaaaaand…


No matter how easy a person may raising their kids look, behind the scenes it is a very STRESSFUL job!  It requires constant attention, constant disiplining, and a whole lot of other constants that can’t be prepared for by just reading some parenting books!  And that stress plays a major part in the aging process of parents!

Personally, I’d like to be able to look and feel youthful for as long as possible.  Not saying that I want to look like a kid forever, and it’s a given that, if we live long enough, we’re ALL going to look like we’ve aged at some point.  But I’d like that look to come at a slower pace, and not have it heightened up as the result of having to deal with stress-inducing kids everyday!

-A.P. Taylor

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