December 14, 2012
NEWS YOU CAN USE: There’s No Perfect Time To Start Having Kids.
UPDATE: Reader Bart Hall emails:
Nor is there a perfect time to STOP having them. At age 64 I have a 2-year-old daughter, and my soon-to-be-95 mother thinks that’s fantastic. My GG-grandfather (father’s side) started his second family in his mid-50s and went on to produce five more children. Some people are burnt out at 45. Others remain dynamic at 85, or older. Your mileage may vary. And, oh, my mother’s GG grandfather made it to 111, long before modern medicine. I guess when you’re made up primarily of piss and vinegar … such things can happen. It gives me hope.