I had my first child a few weeks before my 23rd birthday. Yes it was sort of planned, yes I was married, and yes I was happy.
At the age of 33, I have 4 children, when many women may have one or two. That is in no way a judgement FYI… I love the fact that often I am out at the shops or wherever and people stop to smile at Miss O who is incredibly cute (totally unbiased) and ask me how old she is, and is she your first. I pause…no, she isn’t. Then they look at me curiously, oh, do you have another daughter or son? I have a son and two other daughters, I have four children.
Their expressions are priceless. Oh, you’ve been busy!
Yes, I have.
I met hubby young, and we had some family and friends who at that time had had trouble trying to conceive, so we thought, what the heck (as you do in your 20’s) let’s not worry about prevention. Next month, there were two blue lines. < >
We have always been so grateful that we had our kids young. We wanted their Grandparents to be around to see them grow, and have even had Great-grandparents know them also.
As a sahm we often get asked really dumb questions, where you have to check if they are asking in jest.
I often get asked about what I did pre-kids. Well, I worked a bit, studied a bit, but never had any exciting career. I had my first kid at 22 for goodness sake! But, I always point out that I also have the advantage of all my kids being at school in a couple of years, so I’ll be able to re-focus on that aspect of my life again soon. A defensive response…perhaps.
Do you ever get bored? Yes. Don’t you?
I’ve been a sahm for nearly 11 years, at many points in that time I’ve been bored, but I’m pretty sure that you haven’t bounced out of bed eagerly every day to get to your job.
Does hubby help you out? Yes, but at the same time, we try to respect each other’s stress threshold and I try to gage how much he can handle after a full on day at work. Other days he has no choice but to take over because I may just explode, into Crazy Mama mode.
Have you had silly questions too ? How did you respond?