Do Older Moms Make Better Parents?
Submitted by RussianWife
My mother and father adopted me when she was 43 and he was 41! Yes 43 and right now I am 22 and married. Five months after I married my husband, I found out that I was pregnant! I was shocked but happy. My husband was shocked too but also happy with the little surprise.
However, when I told my mother that I was pregnant, she almost had a heart attack! She was like, "OMG what did you do, you're only 22! How on earth are you going to take care of this baby?"
Well my response was "Like any other mother would." My husband has a good job and I will be a stay-a-home mom.
My mother thinks that at 22, I do not have enough life experience to handle a child on my own. But compared to most young moms, I am doing really well. I graduated college, married a amazing man, bought a house. My husband and I make enough to afford a comfortable living and to take care of our child.
It makes me a little annoyed that I get so much slack from older moms telling me "You have no idea what your getting yourself into."
And when people ask me how old I am and I say 22, they respond, "Gosh only 22, you're still a baby."
With that said, what makes a mother at 22 any less of a mother or less prepared then a mother at 32?