I've been presented with the first time one of my personal friends who's younger then me is having a baby.
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It's been odd enough watching the people I grow up with get engaged, marry, have kids (and never usually in that order and typically involving a shot gun, *sigh* How I do miss the sticks.) but now the underclassmen from grade school are starting to settle down as well.
I guess it's not really weird, not wrong at least. When people get to that 18 mark in my opinion they're old enough to know what they want to do with their life and responsible enough to pursue it or screw it up all on their own without it being anyone else's damn business. (edit: Note, I'm not saying 18 is a fine age to go popping out kids, merely that it's past the point where I stop making a
concern face at the prospect.)
But on the other hand, I have my own mixed emotions on it. For one, I'm jealous. I really would like to have kids and whatever feminine drive that this rises from kicked into gear when I was about 18. On the other hand I'm of the school of thought that you'd want to live your life before looking after another one. Once you have a kid your life is kind of devoted to them (That's how I feel I should handle it anyways, or at least that's how my mom raised me.) and until I've broken some bones doing fun stupid shit and visited everything I've dreamed of seeing some day I'm not ready to 'settle down'.
So seeing kids I'd known suddenly pop up on facebook holding little babies they call their own, and even younger buddies sporting that tell-tale tummy is a bit of a mind-blower for me. I honestly don't know what to make of it!
Anyways, what do you guys think about this? I'm sure most of you have experienced it have your own thoughts on the subject and I'm curious.
In other news, holy shit DD! Thanks ~lizi
, talk about a pleasant surprise! XD When I saw it I had a dance around my apartment.
And I'm still working on stuff for the contest :3 I've had some projects in school that've kept me busy (which I'll post up tidbits from, because I'm rather proud of them <3) Here's the jiffy so far.Custom Request
- DonePaintery request of her OC Anne [x] [x] [x]Mist Bender
</u>I'm giving these out because you guys are awesome, and you all deserve a whole lot of thanking. So I'm going to pop by your galleries and draw something for you from there :3 Sketch, model, paint, whatever strikes me.Raving Sohma
(Here you go sweetie, have a Tine since you were kind enough to post <3)
- WIP (I didn't even have to ask, thank you so much.)StiderWG
- Complete(Brennah LOVED your teddy, so have some sketches from when I was practicing drawing her for the paintery one :> )Marr
- Not started (Again, because I didn't even have to ask, you're such a sweetheart)Zygomatic Process
- Not started (Thanks for posting, duchess, on both occasions too, no less!)