>Oddities in regards to friends and babies

>I find it interesting that so many of the people I know are having kids. I suppose it isn’t that odd, especially since we are all in our 20’s and this is “the time” to have kids. I guess the reason why its odd is because it puts me (mentally) at a weird place where I know I want kids before I’m in my 30’s but definitely not now. You see, I am “mentally” ready for kids, but physically and emotionally and financially and lots of other “ly“s I am in no way anywhere near that point. I want to be at a point where I can put myself fully into that child and into the rearing of that child. I want to be at a point where I am not worried about needing to get back to work to make ends meet. I would prefer to have a house and the reality is that we will need a new car (sadly trading in my fun little sports car for something more…practical). Now understand me, none of these things are bad, just additional steps. To be able to afford a house and new cars, let alone a baby, we need to bulk up our savings a lot. I would like to be closer to other women in the area so I have a support group here as well as my family and well, just some ladies to share the struggles and excitement with. As you can see, it is all very confusing and a little baffling to me at this point (hence, the not ready emotionally part) but as I see friends entering this next step, I wish them well and when we get to that point in several (3-5) years…I will enjoy every minute of it. But for now, being married with a dog and no kids is pretty nice 🙂

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