So how old were you guys when you hooked up? I'm surrounded by friends that also mess up the statistics by being with their high school sweethearts. We even have one set of friends that screw up the stats because they got preggers in high school and then got married. Needless to say we have a very skewed view of stats. lol
I was barely 17 and hubby was 18 when we started dating. He went off to college 6 months after we got together :( Yep, we were BABIES! I cringe now because I really hope I don't have to watch my kids find their true loves at such a young age. Don't get me wrong I want them to with less heartache, but we were so young. I know, hypocrite, I can't help it and I'll own it. LMBO
I was 17 almost 18 when we hooked up he was 19! I had just turned 19 and he was 20 just a few days over a month away turning 21. I think the stats are sooo off, I know quite a few who are still together since high school too.
I am however not a hypocrite VAL lmao (it's ok that you are)...if love finds mine kids at that age, then so be it:) I don't and never did look at it as being so young everyone else did! Although I don't promote when to get married I do emphasize I would love each and every one of them to attend college before thinking about marriage LOL
My oldest daughter is 15, Second daughter is month away from 9, Son is 7 and the lil one is 2!
Oldest one has done the flip from adolescent to teen almost overnight...now I am adjusting to being a parent of a teen YIKES. She is really pretty good, has a really tame group of friends which helps. Other than a little back talk now and again she is a good kid. So much better than most of my friends teens who have gone wild and rebellious, getting in trouble all over the place. SO grateful for that and that my daughter is so smart (she cut all ties with 2 she grew up with because of the things they were doing)!
On being such a young mom with her, I was 19 just bout to turn 20 (got preggers 1 month after we got married...so many people thought that's why we got married, but nope), who would have thought I instilled so many values that stuck LOL.
I was 22 or 23 when I met my husband and was 24 when we were married. My mom married when she was older and kept telling my sister and I that we couldn't get married until we were 26. I think that was her age when she married! But for me it was good advice. If I had married younger I'm not sure we'd still be together. We had some rocky times at the start and I'm glad we waited before having kids. My oldest was born in 1998 and is now 11. I think being older gave me patience (my husband has almost none!) and I'm not sure I could have handled everything if I had been a younger parent. Although being an older parent has it's own challenges. I'm 43 and my kids are 11, 9, 4 & 2. I have a lot more patience and perspective now that I think I developed in college and career that I'm able to apply now that I'm a wahm who volunteers way too much.