Over the past year, I’ve been fluctuating between wanting to have a baby now now now and wanting to wait a few years to have some time to develop my career. I don’t know what it is, but I’ve had some serious baby fever lately. (Don’t get too excited, Mom… I still plan on waiting a while!)
I was a nanny for many years and before I started cosmetology school, I taught mommy-and-me music classes in San Francisco. So I am definitely a kid lover. But those experiences have also taught me just how hard it is to raise a child. And I guess I’m still a little too interested in sleeping in on Saturday mornings to have a baby right now.
There are pros and cons to having a baby at any age. Young parents may have more energy, but they may also be giving up career aspirations in order to prioritize family. Older parents likely have more wisdom, but they may not be as flexible after spending so many years doing their own pre-baby thing.
What do you think?
How old do you hope to be (or how old were you) when you have kids? What’s your reasoning? How many kids would you like? Let’s talk babies in the comments!