One of the missionaries, who happens to be a little blunt and outspoken said, “Actually I think it’s important to wait to have kids until you are mature enough. I don’t think people should have them young…” He continued on and I was in awe at his inability to recognize social ettiquette.
His comment rubbed me the wrong way mainly because we are obviously “young parents” and here he was saying without apology that it would have been better for us to wait until we were more mature.
My mind festered on this idea of waiting for maturity all evening and finally I vented to Kyle my conclusion.
I dislike that people think it’s necessary to wait until you are mature enough to have kids. Because really, what is the cutoff. How do you know? Yes, I think a certain level of maturity is necessary, but in large part I think children bring with them a quick guide on how to be mature as an adult.