I don't know if anyone else had been watching The Baby Borrowers but I had been dying to after the commercials. I think the show has a great motive for showing teenagers how hard it really is to be a parent. After the 2nd episode last night, I asked D if he thought we were ready to be parents when we had Alex at 22. He said no. I told him we had our own home, decent jobs and money wasn't a deal so why weren't we ready in which he responded that we were just too young. I know he wanted to wait till we were around 30 before having kids but after having one you really don't want to wait 8 yrs later to have a sibling. Anyways he doesn't regret anything but I think he just doesn't feel like we had much time to do things before kids. We were thrown into adulthood I guess you could say. We've been together since we were 16, moved into our house at 19, partied and lived recklessly until we were 21. It was around the time I was 20-21 when that motherly instinct began to kick me in the ass. I know exactly how those girls are feeling. They love the guys in their life, think they would be a great daddy. When I had that baby fever, I began begging for a baby in which he said no way and had a zillion reasons not to. I just wanted to get the having kids stage done and out of the way so we'd still be middle-aged (not retired!) when they moved out. I also wanted to be done by the time I was 30. (that didn't happen did it!)
I have nothing against young parents if they can do it, that is awesome. By doing it I mean making it themselves like we did, not living on the system. That irritates me. I know I remember the looks, comments and advice from being a younger mom. We made it through all that, colic, and changing diapers for the first time ever. I never cried or expected anyone to take over for us because it was our responsibility. I just disagree with Dave that we were too young and not ready. I would prefer to be a young mom if I could do it again. I had our 4 kids by the time I was 29. What do you think?