I was 32 when I had my first child. So Here I am at 40 and I have an 8 year old and a 5 year old. Realizing that more couples than not (at least here in the little bubble of a burb I live in), start their families in their mid to late 20's, I'm never the youngest Mom in playgroups or classrooms etc. This isn't an issue for me ..... EXCEPT... when people make comments like.... "WOW! Your kids are young!" Do you realize you're saying you think I'm old? Because NEWSFLASH...that's what you're saying! Could you at least not GASP in surprise? Could you ...not proceed with Comments like..."So your OLDEST is 8 years old? I guess you got a late start?"
Now, I am blessed, I didn't deal with infertility or any medical conditions that prevented me from having Children earlier than I did. I simply...lived a single life...got married at 29...had my first child at 32 and am pleased with that timeline. I MEANT to do it that way, yes that's right, I did it that way on purpose.
Just thought I'd clear that up today.
I'm sure we all feel better knowing, the timing of the birth of my children, was intentional.