Ahh it is the eternal question how old is too old for a man to have a baby…I mean Larry King – now in his eighties has got two young tykes with his seventh or is it eighth wife and he seems to be holding up pretty good, no?!
I always thought I wanted lots of kids, tugging at my skirt, obviously I must have been delirious thinking I’d be wearing skirts… but really I just wanted to make sure that my kids would have each other to lean on- and take turns caring for their old mama who was running around the neighborhood in her bathrobe and living in a house filled with shelter dogs. Yes that will be me- I’m quite sure years from now.
My husband who justÂ turned the ripe old age of 54 this year– I know it’s even weirder typing this than it is saying it– and I his MUCH younger wife will be turning 39… and I wonder if he was younger would I still want to have more kids? Would he?
I know what his response would be, a resounding no and I know it’s because he’s afraid he won’t be around when the kids we already have get older. Sure the diapering and bottles would kind of suck– but I think he’s more worried about the future and being, perhaps in diapers himself, when our kid is a teen who needs an active dad to play catch ( still waiting to “see” him play catch with our seven year old) and teach him how to drive a car.
So as my eggs dry up, these are the thoughts racing around in my head, hoping my daughter and son won’t resent me for not pushing out a couple more kids.