I hope this is alright to post here.
I was wondering if anyone here was a caregiver, but also childfree. I do not want a child, but I like the idea of taking care of an adult as a baby. While I do believe there is some overlap, there are definite differentiations. Personally, I feel as though:
1.) It is easier to care for someone when you know that they are enjoying you caring for them.
2.) It is easier to discern their needs.
3.) At least for me, their is a greater joy in easing the stresses of someone who is on the same level as me developmentally.
4.) I always worry about screwing up a child's development, but that would not be the case with an adult baby.
For a long time, I thought that I wanted to be a preschool teacher. I felt maternal, but didn't realize that those feelings were purely for an adult acting as a baby, and not feeling parental toward actual children.
Has anyone else had a similar experience?