Am I Too Old To Have Kids?
I'm getting married in a few months and with that, I always get the question, "are you guys planning on having kids?" The answer is "yes", but lately, the response I get is troubling...
So, I'm 33. I just moved to Boise to work at Mix 106. My fiance just turned 30 and is finishing up her doctorate in psychology this year and every time we mention to people that yes, we'd still like to have kids, we get the "Are you f'n crazy?!" look from them. I've even had family that says things like "if you haven't done it by the time you're in your 30's, you shouldn't do it" or "trust me, you don't want to be 40 years old chasing your kids around a playground."
Honestly, I love and respect the advice I get from people who have been married for a long time, and people who have been parents for a long time, but it feels a little cynical. I mean, trust me, I read... I know that when you're over 35 pregnancies can be high risk and all, it's just not something we've gotten to in our lives yet, ya know? In fact, I didn't even meet the person I'm going to marry until I was 30, and now that I have, it's a pretty exciting idea, starting a family and all. But, is there an age where you honestly think someone is TOO old to start a family?