Never meant to insinuate that disliking children is "especially" wrong. Just the same as disliking any group of people as a group. Guess I see kids as maybe a little less at fault for their faults than some adults.
That's just it. Kids are people who don't know how to be people yet. Considering neither do many adults, I don't know where that puts them on the scale. They can't help being unpleasant and then they get a pass because they're not taught yet. I don't hate kids at all. I do like them, except when they are other people's and getting away with acting like little assholes either because it's their nature or because (like, at the daycare center beside my apartment) it's outside time. I don't know those kids, so they irritate the hell out of me. And at the store, screaming and/or running with no supervision. And at restaurants when they stare over the booth at me while I'm eating, or worse, walk over and stand next to the table.
I used to work with children. I worked at a day camp when I was 19 with 10-12 year olds and they were amazing. I worked in a daycare center when I graduated from college, with infants as young as 8 weeks old, toddlers and pre-school kids, and I liked most of those kids in the context that I knew them and felt like I was a good influence in their days. My niece and nephews are great also, but they live on the other side of the country, so it's difficult in my estranged family to get very excited about them -- it's weird how I do not instantly adore them just because they are related, and it's hard to be a presence in their lives.
I had plans to have children but it is getting late in my life for that unless I adopt. I don't hate children, and I imagine parenting to be a mix of cruel punishment and a hopefully somewhat fulfilling way to spend life. I just hate sticky, loud, other people's children as a generalized class of people, especially since most parents will say their child is the exception, or give a pass on their lack of maturity simply as the natural result of not having had enough experience being people yet. I can accept that but I don't have to like being around them!