Quotable: Cameron Diaz Doesn’t Want Kids

“I can be a pretty good aunt, but whether I’m a good aunt or a crappy aunt is really not remotely the same question as me being a good parent or a crappy parent. It doesn’t quite have the same impact. Having children changes your life drastically, and I really love my life. Children aren’t the only things that bring you gratification and happiness, and it’s easier to give life than to give love, so I don’t know. That kind of change would have to be either very well thought out, or a total mistake – a real oops!”

Cameron Diaz in the July issue of InStyle magazine. Sometimes I read quotes like this and I have a little twinge of jealousy. I actually really want to have kids, and hope to have a baby in the next couple of years, but there are times I wish I didn’t want them. I wish I could be completely content with the life I have — and it’s a pretty good one — and not feel like I was missing out on motherhood. But the maternal instinct is a strong one for me and the ticking of the biological clock gets louder every year. The thought of raising another person for 18+ years sure is a scary one, though. I can understand why it’s not for everyone. [via People]