Having kids often seems to be something people do rather than think about.
These days it sometimes seems the norm to have kids just as a benefits cash cow, but that's probably just the cynic in me.
Anyhoo, just got back from a family do where my mam showed me a newspaper article snippet she had in her purse. It's not my work, it's something she pinched from a paper and I pinched it from her, but I thought it was worth sharing:
ADULT COUPLE HAVE BABY
There was shock and outrage last night at the news that a married couple in their thirties had produced a baby.
As the details of the over-aged pregnancy emerged it became clear that the woman had not had the baby by accident and there were no doubts about the identity of the babys father.
The couple are apparently planning to bring the baby up themselves rather than putting it into care or handing it over to the grandparents. In a statement to the press the mother said, "We will definitely be able to cope. My husband has a job, we own a house and I can look after the baby as I don't have to go to school."
The local health authority said yesterday, "This is obviously an extraordinary event and we will be keeping a close eye on the couple to check on their progress."
"It's unconventional but it may work"
Maybe when we chose not to have kids in our mid twenties, we were already too old anyway.