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Moondog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 03:15 PM
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32. Well, there is that side benefit. They'll keep you young, whether you like it or not.
I never had kids. I don't regret that; I would have been a lousy parent. And the exposure to young people that you got from your children, I actually got from continued exposure to young adults in the workplace.

I retired, waaaay early, a few years back and, to be honest, I miss being around the 20 and 30 somethings. So I see your point. But having said that, not every 60 year old (and I won't be there for a while yet) is prepared to deal with raging adolescent hormones, growing pains, and the like.
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  -Pregnancy at 45. Should I do it? mountainvue  Jun-20-09 04:11 AM   #0 
  - Good Morning!  elleng   Jun-20-09 04:16 AM   #1 
  - At that age I'd adopt, but it's really up to you.  Tektonik   Jun-20-09 04:17 AM   #2 
  - You are with the love of your life, why bring someone else into the picture...  JCMach1   Jun-20-09 06:56 AM   #3 
  - One of my aunt's had a baby at 43. That baby is now 28.  AwakeAtLast   Jun-20-09 07:00 AM   #4 
  - There are people in their mid-forties who are physically fit and can do it  Haole Girl   Jun-20-09 07:16 AM   #5 
  - Go For It! I Am 50 And Have An Eight Year Old Daughter.  Binka   Jun-20-09 07:51 AM   #6 
  - Awww.  cwydro   Jun-20-09 07:53 AM   #7 
  - my only was born when I was 36 and I have always said she kept me young  yellowdogintexas   Jun-20-09 08:09 AM   #9 
  - She's beautiful Binka. n/t  mountainvue   Jun-20-09 04:18 PM   #35 
  - I have a friend who a healthy baby at 46  cherish44   Jun-20-09 08:09 AM   #8 
  - My mom had me at 42  Redneck Socialist   Jun-20-09 08:42 AM   #10 
  - I had my only child at 40. She's now 16 and keeps me young.  LibDemAlways   Jun-20-09 09:45 AM   #11 
  - go for it but please get the testing done  dembotoz   Jun-20-09 10:06 AM   #12 
  - Absolutely. n/t  mountainvue   Jun-20-09 04:41 PM   #38 
  - One of my girlfriends just had a baby at 44  Missy Vixen   Jun-20-09 10:17 AM   #13 
  - Even if you have regular periods, you may find your eggies too old.  Sheepshank   Jun-20-09 10:22 AM   #14 
  - if you hate freedom sure, go for it, this way you'll be locked down another 21 yrs or so  pitohui   Jun-20-09 11:06 AM   #15 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-20-09 02:38 PM   #29 
  - I never felt "locked down" with my first  mountainvue   Jun-20-09 09:40 PM   #48 
  - For a decision this important  Zomby Woof   Jun-20-09 11:42 AM   #16 
  - I wouldn't let the DU Lounge  mountainvue   Jun-20-09 04:40 PM   #37 
  - If you have the energy, and you want to - go ahead  Taverner   Jun-20-09 12:03 PM   #17 
  - is it you who wants this baby or the love of your life?  dugaresa   Jun-20-09 12:13 PM   #18 
  - Having another baby would be a  mountainvue   Jun-20-09 04:36 PM   #36 
  - That's for you and the potential father and your doctor to decide  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-20-09 12:19 PM   #19 
  - +1  Gormy Cuss   Jun-20-09 12:28 PM   #20 
     - +2 and +1  merh   Jun-20-09 12:34 PM   #21 
  - As the chronological years progress, the danger to your physical form increases.  Deja Q   Jun-20-09 12:34 PM   #22 
  - no - adopt a kid that needs a home  nini   Jun-20-09 01:04 PM   #23 
  - When the child is hitting his / her mid-teens, you will be 60.  Moondog   Jun-20-09 01:23 PM   #24 
  - I always teased.....  gblady   Jun-20-09 02:58 PM   #30 
     - At 50 I asked my 8 year old if she will take care of her old mom one day  Binka   Jun-20-09 03:05 PM   #31 
     - She sounds like a wonderful child. You are very fortunate to share your life with her.  Moondog   Jun-20-09 03:16 PM   #33 
        - Here We Are In 2006 On Mt. Etna In Sicily  Binka   Jun-20-09 04:52 PM   #40 
     - Well, there is that side benefit. They'll keep you young, whether you like it or not.  Moondog   Jun-20-09 03:15 PM   #32 
  - If your partner is in full agreement, why the heck not?  Heidi   Jun-20-09 01:26 PM   #25 
  - Do it, but use birth control.  BurtWorm   Jun-20-09 01:30 PM   #26 
  - I don't know.....  Tikki   Jun-20-09 01:35 PM   #27 
  - Personally I would say no.  Kali   Jun-20-09 01:38 PM   #28 
  - It can be done  Lithos   Jun-20-09 03:27 PM   #34 
  - Seriously, why are you asking this on a public message board?  arcadian   Jun-20-09 04:48 PM   #39 
  - She Is Asking For Opinions About A Choice  Binka   Jun-20-09 04:56 PM   #42 
     - She is mentioning her age  arcadian   Jun-20-09 05:04 PM   #43 
        - Don't worry about it. n/t  mountainvue   Jun-20-09 09:28 PM   #45 
  - my mom had her last at 45  bookworm65t   Jun-20-09 04:52 PM   #41 
  - My dad was in his late 40's  quakerboy   Jun-20-09 05:33 PM   #44 
  - You have a good chance of having twins. CAN you do it? n/t  madeline_con   Jun-20-09 09:29 PM   #46 
  - Go with what your heart says to do.  Dappleganger   Jun-20-09 09:33 PM   #47 
  - Consult your doctor? nt  ZombieHorde   Jun-20-09 09:42 PM   #49 
  - Think beyond the pregnancy. Kindergarden at 50, high school grad at 63.  yellowcanine   Jun-20-09 09:45 PM   #50 
  - Are you sure you two are not just giddy in love & fantacizing about  southerncrone   Jun-20-09 09:58 PM   #51 

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