View Poll Results: When did your parents have their first child?
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When did your parents have their first child?

It seems these days you hear a lot of people giving lip service to waiting until they're in their 30s and 40s to make momentous decisions and while I'm can understand some have genuine motives, the ones around me seem like they're just delaying any growing up for the longest time possible.
Originally Posted by marielle448
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It seems these days you hear a lot of people giving lip service to waiting until they're in their 30s and 40s to make momentous decisions and while I'm can understand some have genuine motives, the ones around me seem like they're just delaying any growing up for the longest time possible.
Originally Posted by marielle448
You make that sound like a bad thing
((runs through room with pointy sharp scissors))

Mum was 16. Let's just say it was not her choice and the damage to her and the resulting daughter is quite evident.
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It seems these days you hear a lot of people giving lip service to waiting until they're in their 30s and 40s to make momentous decisions and while I'm can understand some have genuine motives, the ones around me seem like they're just delaying any growing up for the longest time possible.
Originally Posted by marielle448
You make that sound like a bad thing
((runs through room with pointy sharp scissors))

Mum was 16. Let's just say it was not her choice and the damage to her and the resulting daughter is quite evident.
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oh im sorry. you seam ok.
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PH, for your benefit I'll clarify. These are not people that have some other direction in life or feel they have some greater purpose (from their own lips but also upon observation). The people I had in mind are avoiding all these decisions (like the ones I mentioned, home ownership, a car, a cat, heck even an apartment lease that's more than 9 months old not even mention a kid or marriage). But that's not the main problem, the issue of contention is they do act snooty when they say, "I could NEVER get married in my 20s or have a kid in my 20s" like it's an STD.

No need to get defensive on behalf of the childfree ladies - this was just an example of a trend in attitude I see among a small sector of the childless/comittment free camp. I guess the pendulum swung too far in either direction.
But that's not the main problem, the issue of contention is they do act snooty when they say, "I could NEVER get married in my 20s or have a kid in my 20s" like it's an STD.
Originally Posted by marielle448
I know SO many people like this. Drives me crazy. Yet they think it's fine to cohabit in their 20's. What's so different between that and marriage?
I mean, to me they are very different spiritually, socially and psychologically not to mention the way they are regarded, the rights afforded to each and so on, but the responsibilities involved in cohabitation correspond to some of those in marriage ie. paying bills, doing chores, resolving arguments etc. If people in their 20's can manage that while cohabiting, then why not in marriage?
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Anyway, Cehua, I almost didn't vote because of the borderline-snarky "night crew" comment...... But then, I just decided to embrace it :P I guess that I am what I am...........
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I don't think the snark was directed at you. And when she said it, I was laughing, but not at you.....
Originally Posted by Amneris
It's not big deal, but thanks for weighing in........... :P
Originally Posted by curltopia
Nope I was not talking about you at all. You just happen to comment on something GB said right after he said that the "night crew" would comment on it. That is all.

You just walked in at a funny Board moment. Perfect timing.
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PH, for your benefit I'll clarify. These are not people that have some other direction in life or feel they have some greater purpose (from their own lips but also upon observation). The people I had in mind are avoiding all these decisions (like the ones I mentioned, home ownership, a car, a cat, heck even an apartment lease that's more than 9 months old not even mention a kid or marriage). But that's not the main problem, the issue of contention is they do act snooty when they say, "I could NEVER get married in my 20s or have a kid in my 20s" like it's an STD.

No need to get defensive on behalf of the childfree ladies - this was just an example of a trend in attitude I see among a small sector of the childless/comittment free camp. I guess the pendulum swung too far in either direction.
Originally Posted by marielle448
i complete understand your point here.

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

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my mom was 21 when she had her first child with my dad; he was 31 at the time.

but he'd had his first child about 6 years earlier with his first wife.

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

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ideally i want kids in my mid 20s to late 30s. i dont want to be over 45 and dealing with babies.

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

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curltopia now I understand why Cehua got defensive the first time. If you'll reread my comment you'll see that I was referring to "those around me". You know, the people I know in real life.
Originally Posted by marielle448
I got "defensive" the first time because of the bolded part of the quote not because I did not understand what you said:

mom was 23 and dad was 25 when they had me (first born).

I was 26 and dh was 33 when we had our first child. I answered for curiosity's sake but I think making the decision to get married, have kids, buy a house, car, etc. are (individually) just very dependent on your stage in life and just slightly on age.

It seems these days you hear a lot of people giving lip service to waiting until they're in their 30s and 40s to make momentous decisions and while I'm can understand some have genuine motives, the ones around me seem like they're just delaying any growing up for the longest time possible.
Originally Posted by marielle448
When you said "but" I assumed that you were thinking that this thread was about people discussing why or why they should have children and at what age they should have them.

Since I know that is a personal reason, I wanted to stay away from that and avoid any board spats criticizing someone's decision to or not to have children and at what age they would have them.

I could not care less about when people have them and wanted to keep the thread “fun” and not controversial or judgmental.

But, that has all been taken care of now.
We're all born mad. Some remain so.

My mom was 14 and my dad was 17 when I was born. I was born in the summer '69 - to a couple of in-love, poetry writin', guitar playin' hippies.
I could not care less about when people have them and wanted to keep the thread “fun” and not controversial or judgmental.

But, that has all been taken care of now.
Originally Posted by Cehua

Any time. I'm glad to return the favor you've granted the rest of us many times over.
My mom was 15 and dad was 28!
Yeah, it was scandalous!
My grandma had no choice but
to consent the marriage.

They just celebrated their 39th Anniversary
and are still very much in love!
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My mom was 15 and dad was 28!
Yeah, it was scandalous!
My grandma had no choice but
to consent the marriage.

They just celebrated their 39th Anniversary
and are still very much in love!
Originally Posted by Ladydncing
Wow, that is super scandalous It's lovely to hear that they are still together and very much in love...... I guess that there are exceptions to the general rules....
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My parents were older-it was 1958,they had been married 9 years,and TRYING all that time.
It just finally happened
Mom was 33,dad 36



I was 23-had my first two years after I was married-I wouldn't change it at ALL-I had my three kids by age 30
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My parents were 28 when my older brother was born. I'm the second of five kids. My mom was about to turn 30 when I was born. Going back a generation, my grandmother was 19 when she had my uncle and 21 when she had my mom. I was 18 when I had my first and 20 when I had my second. I'm not having more kids. Ever.
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My mom was 29 and my dad was 23 when I was born. He was "not ready for a baby", and his mother fully supported him in that. Needless to say, he and my mom did not stay together. My brother was born when my mom was 31 and my stepdad was 33.
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I am the age of their friends' youngest kids.

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