It’s well known that women have a limited time to reproduce, and the fight against the clock (for some) is a fierce one. I can’t say I blame them. I understand the desire to be a parent and though I’m not a female, I can attempt to see the fight from a woman’s standpoint. There are those women who would do anything to have a baby, and I can’t quite see their point of view, but to each there own. Anyway, enough about women and their clocks. What about me? What about my clock?
Sure, I can feasibly make a baby until the day I die, but do I want to? Who wants to be an 80 year old with a newborn? I don’t. At that age, I’d probably want nothing to do with my grand-kids. Just let me sit in the corner and sip my scotch. LOL, or better yet, send me a postcard, as I will be in Australia partying it up with all of the money I accrued over the years. I digress, but seriously when should I begin to panic? I used age 80 as an exaggeration, but is there an age that I should be concerned with? I’m only moving into my mid 30’s so I am by no means at “that point” yet. Honestly, I haven’t really given much thought to kids. Which is odd because I figured by now, my desire to have at least one would be overwhelming. I’m way to selfish though, and can’t begin to picture my life with a kid. But as I look around, lots of friends and acquaintances are heading down that adult road. So when do I begin to worry? How old is too old to have a newborn?
More of a concern is, how old is too old to be chasing around a preteen or teenager? I had friends in high school whose parents were in their upper 50’s, lower 60’s, and boy did they take advantage of them. I can’t have that, but I doubt I’ll be as sharp in my old age as I am now; and my current level of sharpness is debatable. I have a co-worker who just turned 50, and has twin (yes twin) sons that are 8 or 9 I think. He looks like he wants to kill himself on a regular basis. I see him and then think about myself. Do I want to turn out like him? Is there anything I can do to avoid that? Maybe age isn’t the only factor, but that’s the only thing I can see, so I’m beginning to wonder if there is a clock I should be thinking about. What about my clock??