I am in my 50s, and had my kids in my mid 20s.
I am thankful that I had them young, because it meant that I could do more with them… being active in your 30s is a heck of a lot easier than in your 40s or 50s (ie Ice Skating – Roller Blading – Downhill Skiing – Camping – Canoeing etc)
Also meant that by the time they off to college, I was still in my mid 40s… and young enough to also enjoy my life without them around
And now that I’m in my 50’s and we are still awaiting marriages & grandkids, I am enjoying my time (health, energy, and good financial situation) to Travel etc.
Did I ever have regrets I had kids… NO
Did I ever have moments, when the challenges of being a Parent were huge… YES
And like I told the kids themselves back then when they screwed up (broke a lamp, got in trouble at school etc)
You can tell me anything… better you tell me than I hear it from someone else.
It isn’t that I don’t LOVE you (a thought that goes thru kids minds from time to time) for what you’ve done… but it may be true that I don’t particularly LIKE you RIGHT THIS MINUTE for what you’ve done…
Same as I have at times issues with other people on this planet (lol, including your Father)
I will get over it, and things will go back to the way they were
If there is one statement I could make as a Mom to this posted Question… it is the same one I made 1000s of times to my kids…
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, I am your Mother… it is what I do !!