- Sep 5, 2009
So, what is the ideal age to have kids? Why?
I'll add a poll
I'll add a poll
In my case, I ideally want to have kids in my early to mid-thirties. I'd like to get my career established, find a good guy (instead of rushing to the altar at ___ because most of my peers are married at ____), and enjoy looking good and travelling while in my prime with my partner. I feel like I haven't lived enough of my life yet to be able to offer my undivided attention to little ones any time soon.
Why do they need your undivided attention? That sounds pretty smothering. Why not share the experince of travel with your kids.
BTW I am not picking on you but it is a common theme for people to say what you just said as their reason for not having kids.
Not selfish at all. It'd be selfish to have kids 'because you want them' when you know you aren't ready for them. It's not selfish to wait to have kids. If you aren't prepared for the lifestyle, you're not necessarily going to be the parent you could be. (but I'm not knocking on people who had kids early. I'm pretty sure that everyone here that is a parent, is a good parent, and that most of the people here would make good parents)Maybe I'm just selfish for thinking this, but I know I'm not going to be ready for such a lifestyle anytime soon. Especially where my career path is taking me. I've already two years behind my peers where career is concerned, and I'd like to have a few years to myself after I finish all my schooling and get settled into my job.