Monday, November 10, 2008
Top Ten Reasons for Having Babies Later In Life
A friend(actually I can't count the times I've heard this) casually mentioned that she was glad she wasn't raising toddlers at this time in her life and it got me to thinking...drum roll please...
No.10-I still get to buy really cute clothes for my little girls
No.9 They have to wear what I buy
No.8 At least someone still thinks I'm the prettiest woman they know
No.7 At this age its reassuring to have someone around who wants to know what I think
No.6 I have the hope of two possible granny nannies since the first 3 have already declined the job
No.5 I have to confess its nice to be needed by someone who should still need me
No.4 At my age its nice to have someone that trust my driving and NEVER ask me to change my radio station
No.3 I need lots of laughter in my life...makes one younger you know...and they provide tons of that
No.2 Seriously, it keeps me young and does not allow me to become settled in my ways. As we get older that is a real tendency and having little kids keeps me re-evaluating my parenting and household on a regular basis. I am not allowed to just give up.
No.1 Reason for having children at my age....God told me to!!! Ya gotta do what your King asks you to do. Adopting two little girls that had no family was His idea and I am so thankful to be where I am right now. It's not easy, but for our family it is right.
What are you doing right now that folks casually tell you they are glad it's you and not them? I'd love to hear about it! Many many blessings, Jackie Sue
p.s.I sure hope this doesn't sound angry...I'm not offended...the comment just got me to thinking about why I'm glad to be raising girls at my age....love y'all!
p.p.s. This post was in no way meant to "dis" my older kids. They are great kids!!! I just had them when I still knew everything....you know, when I was young :)