Kaere - posted on 02/05/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
I'm 41 and had been happily (or at least steadily) going along on my life with no children as planned... and... OOPS... pregnant at 38. One would think by the time you reach my age, you couldn't be surprised by this kind of thing but there I was surprised and though I had never planned on children I couldn't come up with a single reason not to raise a child. So I have a son born in August of 2007 and find myself challenged everyday by the life that he has thrust upon me. I know that these challenges must be taken as fair play since, I, too, thrust a life upon him. I love my son dearly but find myself wanting my life back... a life that didn't include being woken at five am, two hours of toddler time, a full day of work, an evening meal that consists of "NO" and "I no EAT" (or my personal favorite "I no eat THAT anymore" ), kicking, screaming, throwing food, and tears, more toddler time and then an hour of bedtime routine. I want the best world for him and there are moments in every day that I think the best world is one that does not include me in the role of Mama....