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Old Posted Jun 3, 2020, 1:56 AM
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Originally Posted by suburbanite View Post
The more and more I think about the more I think kids wont be a part of my life. I enjoy the bachelor lifestyle too much right now and cant see myself changing in the next 4 years, and the idea of kids in my late 30s doesn't do anything for me. All the power to those who make it work, especially in an urban environment.
I would have said the EXACT same thing as the bolded above when I was 26.

Kids were a million miles away from me 18 years ago when I was your age. Too young and having too much fun.

But things can, and often do, change. It's one of life's great constants.

Throughout my early/mid 30s, I witnessed friend after friend disappear into the "baby blackhole".

Eventually, I must have subconsciously said to myself "what the hell, I guess it's my turn".

That said, as to your last point, I did kinda luck-out being from a goldilocks city like Chicago where doing the urban family raising thing comfortably is still attainable for non-millionaires.
The world that we used to know, People tell me it don't turn no more
The places we used to go, Familiar faces that ain't smilin' like before
The time of our time has come and gone, I fear we been waiting too long

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Old Posted Jun 3, 2020, 10:17 PM
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It's funny how perspectives change without fail, it's one of life's great distinctions between a lived experience vs. one that is posted and shared.

In my part of the world and circle (Vancouver, extremely expensive RE), there is a sweet spot to age of children, usually 30-35. It usually doesn't happen much older, at least for a first kid, unless the person concerned hasn't found a partner yet. Only other contrasting examples are from infertility. Younger than 30 is very rare, married folks can wait years. Granted I think many people are coming to accept that you don't need a house and a backyard to raise a kid here.
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