My age and the fact I have three children, seems to keep popping up in the conversations I have lately. Did you know, I’m twenty five. I don’t remember that cartoon you spoke about and I don’t know what life used to be like growing up without internet. But does it really matter?
I think that people judge me for my age. I’m sure they feel I’m not old enough or knowledgeable enough. To be honest, they’re probably right. There’s many times I’ve felt lost or left out in conversations on the School runs because quite frankly I haven’t a clue.
I don’t have some of the life experiences they have had to share. That’s solely because I had my first daughter at sixteen years of age, I hadn’t left school and I hadn’t even got a job. I never experienced changing careers, going on holidays with friends and spending my twenties drunk.
But does my young age make me a not good enough parent?! I’m battling through the whole parenting thing just like any other parent. I’m learning as I go, I’m learning about myself, I’m learning about life and being an adult. My girls are by my side to help me through the good and bad.
I’m living my life backwards because of my age, but am so grateful that I am. Being younger has its many advantages…. supposedly more energy (when?!). What do you think? Does age matter?