When I was growing up my parents were pretty up front about what they envisioned as my future. I would maybe go to college for a while, marry a local boy and pop out a few kids. It was expected that I would live very close to them so my Mother could come over every day, have lunch with me and watch daytime TV while I stayed home with the children.
At an early age I knew I didn't want to have kids, and I kept telling my parents that, but they kept brushing me off. When I reached my early twenties and hadn't budged on the kids thing my parents decided to try setting me up with local boys. I refused. At that point in time my parents started to get kind of hostile about it, and started to make comments like, "Why are you doing this to us? We only want what's best for you. We'd like to be able to enjoy some grandchildren before we are too old."
I finally just moved far, far away from my parents, and we don't speak anymore. I'll never understand why my not having kids has been considered such a total betrayal, but somehow it was.
Anyone else experience this?