When and if I have kids of my own, I would have some basic “wants” and expectations. One thing is controversial, especially in the United States. If I have a son, I’d want to wait to have him circumcised until he is old enough to decide for himself. It’s your body, your choice. The way I was raised was that death is a part of life. So I’d want my kids to be aware of that fact. Also somewhat controversial, I sort of hope my kids, or at least one of them, has some form of Autism. I think it’d be easier to relate to them in that regard. I would also raise them not to hide or mask their feelings. If you’re mad, get fucking mad. If they need to vent, I am here. If they’re upset, let it out. I also want them to be able to come to me and their mom about anything and everything. I have that relationship with my mom and I want that to carry on to me and my kids.

I am not being sexist, but truth be told, I would like to have a son a little more than a daughter. I’d be ok with a daughter, but I want a son to carry on my last name after I am gone. Traditionally, women change their names when they get married and the men keep theirs.

Lastly, when they get to be that age, I want my kids to know not to rush in to anything when they start dating. Being in love and wanting to have sex are not the same thing. Being horny is different, to me anyway, than being genuinely in love. Dating is not purely physical. It is an emotional bond, too. I’ve been in both situations so I think I know what I am talking about. So those are my thoughts on when and if I ever have kids.

I sincerely hope it happens one day because I want a family of my own. I want to be able to show my kids off and be proud of them and all they do. Let me know in the comments below what you think and what you have in store or want for your kids. As always, thank for reading!

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

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