Now, you might be wondering why a 26 year old guy like me would start a thread about experiencing a dilemma with having children later in life. Sure, I know I'm still relatively young and, for all I know, could have a kid before I'm thirty (I currently have no children.....that I know of anyway ). But here's the thing: I don't want to have children -- for a long time!
Just last year I got out of the JWs. I have a ways to go before I finish my degree -- at the very least two more years of schooling. But that's just a start -- I have a lot I still want to do after that. I can easily see continuing with school for a number of years into the future. I love academia and don't want to quit anytime soon. I also want to travel, experience the world, buy a place of my own and save some money. I feel like I have a good six or seven years of playing catch-up to do. I should have done so much of this already
So, that's the problem -- there is so much I want to do that having children is out of the question for a while. But, I do want to have them...eventually. I think that having children greatly adds to satisfaction in life, especially as you get older. (The thought of being a grampa is very appealing to me...weird, huh?)So, what do you all think or know about having children later in adulthood, say your early forties? I know for women there are health risks in having a child at that age, but fortunately not for men . (I guess I plan on marrying a younger woman ) But then I think of having a teenager at sixty and....oh boy..
Am I over-thinking this, or being realistic?