Apparently, I found myself asking this question very often by now. I am perfectly out of age, and so are my friends. The vast majority of them are successful, wealthy, healthy and adult enough to handle serious commitment. Most of them have been in a relationship with their significant others for quite a while. They move in, go to vacation together, make plans and have dreams. They have common real estate, common vehicles and common insurance plans. The only common thing they don’t plan to have is kids. And I keep asking myself why it happens. Coupling is all about reproduction, isn’t it? So, I asked some of my friends to share their ideas on this issue, and that’s what they said:
Almost every woman dreams about having children, because this is what all the ladies were born for: to give this world another life. If you don’t have children yet, but you think it’s high time to ponder over it, there are eight signs of readiness to become a mother. Check up yourself and find out whether you have…
1) Emotional stability
Being a parent is hard. You will have to manage two lives now. So by the time of birth you need to be emotionally stable to give your baby all your love and care.
A long car journey will limit the possibility to move for a young child. Junior children are easily bored by doing nothing. Sitting and staring at the landscape through the window is more tiresome than doing homework. You’ll have to invent something interesting to prevent the young passenger from distracting the driver or behaving capriciously. That’s why it’s a good idea to pick up a large bag with the things which will provide the opportunity to captivate the child’s attention by different activities. Put some small stuffed toys, finger dolls, a plane, a kaleidoscope and a portable voice recorder.
Children are often tend to feel hunger during their travel. Offer them some packed food, but better not to give them candy or crisps. Think of cheese cut into small cubes or whole grain snacks. Rice rings are easily turned into an edible bracelet or a necklace with the help of a thread. Put one round your son’s or daughter’s wrist and it will be eaten with double pleasure.
Have you ever thought about adoption? What’s your attitude to it? Due to some reasons but it has become pretty trendy among celebrities to adopt children from developing countries where standards of living are very poor and low. It doesn’t mean that this or that couple has any problems and can’t have children. Not really. The most popular couple is Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie who adopted three kids and have their own kids also. Many other celebrities followed their example and decided to do the same. Among them are many single mothers: Charlize Theron, Kristin Davis, Sheryl Crow, Sandra Bullock, Madonna, Kate Winslet and many others.