At 11/19/12 06:52 PM, D-Nightmare wrote:
By the time I get married at around 26, I should be secured in a teaching career with the someone that I'm sure would be worth spending a lifetime with. Life's between that, or considering a vocation that would give me the chance to teach anyway.
Ha, I have a follower! I recently got married at the age of 26, and am a full time teacher in a local secondary school. I also own my own home.
So all in all children is the next step in my life. Saying that I still feel a little young (30 is about right for me), but my wife is a few years older and both of her sisters have had children in the last 2 years. Before then we both felt we didn't want children, but she has completely swung the other way now, and I am slowly coming around to the idea.
Its such a massive decision that will affect the rest of our lives. We are comfortable currently financially, but having a child will challenge that, as well as our desire to travel and see the world. I also don't particularly like young children, hence teaching teenagers. The idea of having one in my home doesn't exactly get me excited, but I would love to have a son or daughter to show the world to. Just only when they are old enough to take it all in :D.
Solution- ditch the baby on the wife, take over when he/she/it hits double figures.