Friday, September 18, 2009

Do you ever think back...

{Thinking back to age 13...}
I think back to when I was in middle school and high school, to the days what I wanted a baby so bad. How crazy was I?
I used to tell my mom, I really want a baby, they are so cute and I just love babysitting, so why can't I just have my own?!
{seriously?! Did that really come out of my mouth? Was I crazy??}
I am glad my mom talked some sense into me, I would have gone crazy...not to mention broke. I also begged my mom to have another baby. I told her I would babysit all the time, take the baby places and it wouldn't be much work for her. Haha, that is pretty funny, considering I am the baby of my family and my parents would have been a bit old to be having more babies...then again, you never know in this day and age.
Good thing they came up with that class in high school, where you have to carry the baby around with you, and the key is attached to your wrist for a few days, so you can realize some of the responsibilities that it takes to raise a baby. Not that it has helped too much with young girls getting pregnant, but maybe a little bit.
Too all the girls out there who did get pregnant early, I give you mad props for being able to raise a baby at a young age. I also give all the single mother's out there even more mad props, because I can't even imagine how hard it is to do everything by yourself. There are times that if I didn't have my husband, I don't know what I'd do...nights I just couldn't wake up, to tend to my kids...tantrums I just couldn't handle by myself...decisions I just couldn't solve by myself...and lots more.
Thanks to my mom, who knocked some sense into me, about waiting till I was married and had someone there to help me raise my kids. I love you mom and I am sure I would never have made it through life without your wisdom and help! Though I thought I was always right, I knew in the back of my head, that I'd better listen and that you probably knew what you were talking about.

Anyone of you girls out there, have these same silly thoughts in your such a  young age?!

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KJ said...

I never really thought about kids much in high school, but after this past year, I cannot wait to have my husband back to help me. I do not know how single mom's do it. You all are in my prayers, cause man is it tough!

The Anglin Family said...

When I was in Junior High all I wanted was to get married and have a baby. :)
I had my first at 19. I wouldn't take it back for the world, but I would encourage young girls to finish college first. I dropped out the first time around because I became pregnant.

Unknown said...

Hi Kelly!
I'm back! It's been a rough few weeks! That being said...I ditto the last part of your post. When I was 13 I wasn't interested in babies...just boys. Somehow I didn't find my prince until I was 33! Now with three kids all under age three I too can't imagine being a single mother. I pray to God that I never am. I stay at home yes, but not b/c we are rolling in the my hubby works a little extra and now...the days get long. And so do the weeks...when he works Saturdays and then Sunday has us doing some kind of obligation and not something fun we would like to do. (I hope that doens't sound terrible.)

We are embarking on week 6 tomorrow and I finally feel like I am coming out of the fog. old are you? If you don't mind me asking that is? When you said a "young mommie" I figured you for a "young 20 something mommie.

Sorry for the long post...can you tell I have three babes napping and decided to pitch the housework and get into bloggin!! YEAH ME!

Have a great weekend!

Melissa said...

I once told one of my mommy friends that I thought bringing home my new puppy was kind of like when you first bring your baby home from the hospital. . .I can't believe I said that!! I'm so glad my friend didn't laugh in my face!! This is a really sweet post. It's great to be a mommy, but I'm so glad I don't have to do it alone!

Amy said...

I ALWAYS wanted to have a baby - for as long as I can remember...but little did I know it was not all just dress-up and fun! There is also no way to know how much love I would feel once I did have one! I am also glad that I held onto my pre-baby body as long as I did....that is definitely a plus of not starting too early - ha! I like the new layout of the blog, btw.

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

I loved kids, and always knew I wanted them. I am the baby of 8, and became an aunt (twice) at the age of 5! I grew up babysitting and have always been surrounded by little ones. When I got married, I didn't even expect to start trying for kids until I was at least 28. I ended up getting baby fever at 22, had my first at 24, and had two by the time I was 27! It was never a matter of "if" for me. Just when!
Oh-and I left an award for you on my blog!

Candi said... have NO IDEA! LOL!! I was on my way to being one of those 12 year olds on Maury Povich trying to have babies!! Thankfully, my mom told me how babies are made, and I couldn't do THAT before I was married!! Then I took the class with the babies...and got twins. I cut both bands off my wrists and put both babies in my mom's car so I could get some sleep. Nice parenting. Needless to say, I did not ace that particular project!

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