grannys gone and done it

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  1. ChickenLady2014

    ChickenLady2014 Feathered Frenzy Premium Member

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    That's how old I was when I started raising my newborn gd so my dd could finish high school, a year of college & get a good job. I definetly can attest to it being much easier when your younger.
     
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    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing?

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    ChickenLady2014 Feathered Frenzy Premium Member

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    I was very lucky, my hubby & I married young & a year later had our first child then a second 19 months later. By my mid 20's I could no longer have children.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

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    I had Charlie when I was 20 and I'm glad I did. Charlie's dad is 14 years older than me though so it's a bit different for him. I have some friends now who are dithering about starting a family. It's a bit weird because Charlie is nearly all grown up, not quite but enough that he does not need me mothering him so to speak. He's out doing is own things now and thinks us parents are just embarrassing!!
     
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    Would you have liked more?
     
  6. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing?

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    Yup, much as I loved the babies, every little step toward independence is also a joy. I have friends that pine for the baby years. Not me. I only had baby pangs once, when my youngest got his first haircut at 15 months. The pangs lasted about 3 hours, so I'm good. [​IMG]

    2 kids is good for hubs and me. .....Although, a couple of times we did look into adopting a little girl or fostering. Always decide against it because it seemed like we'd be going backwards, starting again with a wee one. Just have to wait for a granddaughter I guess. But given our family history of late starts, I will probably be close to 70 when that happens!
     
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    Talk about embarrassed kids. My youngest DD was majorly ashamed of the vehicles we drove. At the time we had an old black truck. We had all 8 kids then and had to drive a few to school. DD was in middle school then and you got to the school on a one way road. She would have us drop her at the bottom of the hill and she walked up so as to not be mortified by the parental units. We had to pass the school and busses to get back out and would sometimes be stuck waiting g for busses to unload. She really hated it when she passed us and we waved at her. Lol
     
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  8. Yorkshire Coop

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    That is so Charlie :gig I have a van, it's very handy for horse and chicken feed and moving things so I love it. Charlie hates it!! His Dad's pick up is new and a lot more acceptable for him. So it's always "Why didn't you come in Dads car" or "Let's take Dads car" Drives me mad it does., especially when the pick up uses twice as much fuel. I go in the van and Charlie just has to be mortified! I've told him, you can always walk, you do have legs!!
     
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  9. Wishing4Wings

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    Ah Newfie, all that embarrassment is good for building character! At least that what we tell our boys. [​IMG]

    My biggest embarrassment was being presumed to be my youngest son's grandmother when he started kindergarten! You soon got to know who was also an older parent. We flocked together for moral support. And to kvetch about all our aches and pains! [​IMG]
     
  10. Yorkshire Coop

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    I've had no other broody moments at all, ever!! I could not go through the pain again and I don't think the other half would cope either :th He was overwhelmed when I had Charlie, I don't think his blood pressure would take it nowadays!!

    Maybe I've been wicked not having a brother or sister for Charlie, I don't know :idunno Just the three of us rub along nicely together. Kids were not on my agenda but Charlie was a happy accident and I wouldn't swop him for the world :love
     
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