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Thread: How old is too old?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crimms View Post
    Tony Randal 75 wife was 25 when they had a baby
    Mic Jagger 73 wife 23 when they had a baby
    Not for us, happy to be able to play with grand kids where they are the only ones wearing diapers!
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    With new Dad's as old as that..... there's a chance both generations could be wearing diapers.... just sayin'...…
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    My mom just turned 18 and my dad was 20 when I was born. My brother came 1-1/2 years later, then my youngest brother 8 years later. So, by 26 and 28, respectively, my parents were done having kids. They are now 83 and 81, and are enjoying a great granddaugher with another great grandchild on the way. Me personally, I don't have kids (at least none that I know of ) and never had the desire or urge to have kids. I always babysat and love being around kids, but it is always nice to say "time for auntie to go home." I always admired my parents for having us so young, they were parents first, but became friends as we got older. Its kind of odd for me to be talking to them about retirement now that I'm approaching that age!
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    My mother was 37 when she had me. Considered old back in the 50s! I never had the maternal bug. Often wonder if being an only child raised by older parents played into that feeling. Must admit I regret it on occasion. Fortunately, I snap out of it quickly! LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaGrn View Post
    My mother was 37 when she had me. Considered old back in the 50s! I never had the maternal bug. Often wonder if being an only child raised by older parents played into that feeling. Must admit I regret it on occasion. Fortunately, I snap out of it quickly! LOL!
    I was surprised at how many of us had the same feeling! Fortunately, we have not had regrets.

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    Yes, really interesting. Thanks for starting this thread Robin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    Not sure how to define too old. Guess I feel it’s really an individual thing. I know of a few grandparents who ended up having custody of their grandkids and as much as they love them you can see it wears them down. Tom and I didn’t have children. Just never had that nurturing gene I guess.

    WHen my granddaughter was 2 I became her care provider. I loved every minute. Then several years later I took care of the little gils down the street. OMG! I was okay with the first one, but the little one? She wore me out. I had to cry uncle and tell my groined I just could not keep up with them. I counted the seconds until my husband got home so he coudl play with them and I could collapse.

    My son, who had been trying to have kids was kind of upset when I told him I woudl not be able to provide day care for his child but honestly, all I could do at this point was keep the chld alive. Maybe. I really feel for those folks who do have to step in to care for their grandchildren, as much as you live them, it is a hardship IMO, all the way around. You lose the ability to leave teh parenting to the parent and just enjoy the children, and many times you need to compromise on the activities you can manage with youngsters.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    With new Dad's as old as that..... there's a chance both generations could be wearing diapers.... just sayin'...…
    Bwaahahaha! Chuck, you're killing me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    With new Dad's as old as that..... there's a chance both generations could be wearing diapers.... just sayin'...…
    Too funny but true!





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    If you’re not too old before having kids, you certainly will be after haha


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