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Another take on it. Not one I agree with, but it is funny. NSFW.



 

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No way I would consider raising a child at that age. Last thing I want to be doing when I'm 65 years old is dealing with a teenager.
 

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No way I would consider raising a child at that age. Last thing I want to be doing when I'm 65 years old is dealing with a teenager.
GET OFF MY LAWN!

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Do your homework, sweetie.

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I'm 48 and the wife is 50, we are childless by choice, and people still insist "theirs still time for kids" for us ugh. My father had me when he was 44, I can't imagine having a child at my age.
 

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I'm 48 and the wife is 50, we are childless by choice, and people still insist "theirs still time for kids" for us ugh. My father had me when he was 44, I can't imagine having a child at my age.
It might be time to get the old snip-a-roo.
 

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I'm not too far off that. I just turned 50 and I have a 6 year old. I elected to do a bunch of fun stuff while I was still young.

Guy I went to HS with just had a baby with his much younger wife. He's gonna be one tired dude in 15 years.


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I know plenty of women 40+ who are having first/second kids. 35 used to be "advanced maternal age," now it's more like the minimum! At this job alone, two women had kids @ 45 w/o fertility treatments.

Sometimes I think why not, I'm so damn tired all the time anyway, maybe it's the way to go? :p
 

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There was only ever a brief window, maybe 2 years, during our relationship where my wife and I considered having kids. The conversation was something like, "let's wait until spring since you just got those new skis". Then, "well, I sure don't want to be pregnant when we take our island vacation".

Then it really wasn't discussed again. I think we both realized our priorities were elsewhere. My wife had always said that she wouldn't consider getting pregnant once she turned 40. When that day came is was sort of like a weight had been lifted since there was no longer even a need to consider kids.

Part of me is jealous of my friends with kids, especially the ones who's kids are old enough to interact with on a mature level. But I also know my friend's who are parents are sometime jealous my wife and my lifestyle too.

Different strokes...
 

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Anyone who never has kids is missing out on what is simultaneously the greatest joy and the biggest PITA life has to serve up. My wife had our first one when I was 40 and she was 35. Another one came 27 months later -- those were fun times. They're now 11 and 13. If I never had kids, I could retire at 59. Unfortunately, that's not happening. I'd never consider going back and doing anything different though.

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Definitely missing out on a lot of fun w/o kids, but I do feel like the financial/emotional costs would balance it out. If we lived elsewhere, or were closer to our families, then I could see how it would be worthwhile. Every situation is different.

Our window of opportunity would've been too early in the relationship. By then, I'd already let go of the idea anyway. We're a couple of late bloomers!
 

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We love children, just other people's. It does get old explaining why we don't want any. I grew up in a large family, 10 siblings (yes Catholic) and I am the youngest. I have so many nieces and nephews I can't remember them all lol and I always either babysat or grew up with kids of all ages in my life.

One thing that is annoying is the phrase "you never had kids so don't tell me how to raise mine" we hear that a lot from family. I submit that it doesn't take a genius to know that if you plop adult-sized portions on a 6 years olds dinner plate and tell them to eat it all before you even know if they like it isn't rocket science lol my brother does it all the time.
 

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Definitely missing out on a lot of fun w/o kids,
Depends on what kind of fun we're talking about.

I have friends that miss out on a lot of good times on the weekends because they have to shuttle their kids to (in their own words) "f'ing volleyball or g--d-mn gymnastics".
 

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Depends on what kind of fun we're talking about.

No doubt. This past weekend, for example, we were able to take off at the last minute to VT and chase down some snow for skiing.

Of course, when my husband focuses on my lack of progress (he's an expert and former instructor; I ski maybe 1x/year), sometimes I think it would be nice to have a kid he could focus on instead :p
 

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People who don't want kids, shouldn't have kids. I have 4, I wanted them. Now I have grand kids, they are even better than kids! You can send them home!

Seriously, I love my kids, I would kill for them and I would die for them. Anyone who doesn't feel that way shouldn't have them.
 

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We love children, just other people's. It does get old explaining why we don't want any. I grew up in a large family, 10 siblings (yes Catholic) and I am the youngest. I have so many nieces and nephews I can't remember them all lol and I always either babysat or grew up with kids of all ages in my life.

One thing that is annoying is the phrase "you never had kids so don't tell me how to raise mine" we hear that a lot from family. I submit that it doesn't take a genius to know that if you plop adult-sized portions on a 6 years olds dinner plate and tell them to eat it all before you even know if they like it isn't rocket science lol my brother does it all the time.
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Depends on what kind of fun we're talking about.

I have friends that miss out on a lot of good times on the weekends because they have to shuttle their kids to (in their own words) "f'ing volleyball or g--d-mn gymnastics".
Yeah, but then there's the time that the kid hits his first home run, or scores half the points in the basketball game and you see how thrilled they are and it makes the endless drudgery seem worth it. And it's not like you're doing the shuttling for the rest of your life, even though it seems like it sometimes.

And the older they get, the more freedom you have to do things. We all just got back from an island vacation two weeks ago. Who says you can't do that with kids? View from our Villa:
 

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