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Old 03-25-2017, 10:59 PM   #175 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Xist View Post
Here is a fun topic for you gentlemen to argue: I turned thirty-eight two days ago and have always wanted to marry and have kids. I love my girlfriend, but she turns forty-one in June.

Did we miss our opportunity to have healthy children?

People debate that one, but I work with kids with special needs, and few of their parents are young.

Also, many of them have huge homes outside of town. One lived twenty minutes away in a two-bedroom apartment, but now live in a spacious house with four bathrooms, another fifteen minutes away.

You don't understand, they need it!
This should be a different thread.

I'll answer here and say that deciding to have children always carries uncertainty, and I might have increased anxiety by having them later in life with my wife.

I somewhat jokingly had this idea that I was going to work hard, retire at 50, marry a 25 year old, and start a family. Well, my wife put an end to that idea and is now 31. We have talked about how long is too long to wait to have children and have come to the conclusion that after a certain point, adoption is a better option.

Strange how society has moved away from nature's plan of bearing children in the mid-teen years. I'd have been a horrible teen father though, and still question my maturity.
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