How old is too old to be a dad? Anyone have an opinion here? Here’s another good question from WCCO. I really dread to open up a question like this because to me, it’s really such a personal choice and I don’t really feel anyone has the right to tell anyone else this kind of thing. To each their own so to speak.
But, when you consider this, when Rod Stewart’s soon-to-be-born baby graduates high school, the singer will be 87 years old. He’s not the only older man to have young children and it doesn’t affect my life but really, is this fair to the child?
Experts have agreed that it’s really not fair to have children if you won’t be around to safely send them into adulthood. They say early 20’s. I’m not sure what’s fair or not but I do think that’s really pushing it.
What bothers me more than anything is the loss of family that these children have. There obviously are no grandparents nor aunts, uncles or cousins. Or if there are, they are much older and not really a peer or someone to grow up with. I have a sister-in-law who’s 4 children don’t have one grandparent. She was what was called way back in the day, a “menopause” baby. When my mother in law thought she couldn’t get pregnant anymore. Don’t get me wrong but when you have a child in your 50’s, you are going to die before they have children or at the very least, when these children are young. My brother-in-law was a the same. They both were last born to older parents and often times, their parents were thought of as their grandparents. Don’t for a second get me wrong, they were very much welcomed and loved children but the fact remains, I feel sorry for my 4 nieces and nephews that between both parents, there isn’t one grandparent.
So, what do you think? Or is it just none of our business?