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post #10741 of 37396
^ Cannot imagine what you and especially your lady must have gone through.
Enjoy your little ones and the lady in very good health, for all of you.
post #10742 of 37396
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Never would have guessed you were older than 30.

None of my business, but I advocate 4 hasing kids. shog[1].gif

Yeah, both Erica & I get that a lot, people never think we're passed 30 (especially not her).

We'll see, nothing's ruled out atm. biggrin.gif
post #10743 of 37396
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

35 when my first was born. I would have been happy to have been younger, but I didn't get married until I was 33. That said, I'm in better shape at now than I was at 26, so keeping up with them hasn't been much of an effort

You and I almost the same.

I envy friends that started early though.
post #10744 of 37396
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Originally Posted by DeSense View Post

I read Celadon's post in the context of the overall talk, least as a direct reply to yours. Try again, you'll see. wink.gif

 

Indeed. It was a general comment on the notion that pretend-belief in Santa is some dangerous form of child deception. As I remember it from my childhood and as I have understood it from the attitude of other children I have known later, most get it at an early age but continue to play along. Children probably sense that it is not something that the parents, other adults or older children take seriously and take their cue from that. Or maybe the parents I have known have just been bad liars.

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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Is that a compliment or an insult?


Thanks, Stitch.


Great pics, Cleav. Hope you all have a great vacation.

Definitely not an insult, what I meant is that I think you are my age, more or less - I'm 27 - so you must have your kids very young.

Sorry if it was misinterpreted. frown.gif
post #10746 of 37396
@Claghorn
I keep forgetting how young you still are. I will be effing 37 in 2019! Arggg.

We are not expecting but she keeps telling me that we must hurry cus I am already 32 while she's 25. I is old. And both her parents and my parents are very eager to see their first grandchild.

@EFV
Never wud have imagined you were your age dude. I wud have put u around early 30s.
post #10747 of 37396
2 childrens for me. 3.5 and 1. Had my gorgeous boy when I was 38 and my beautiful little girl when I was 40. Turned 41 today and have just returned from a fantastic dinner with my wife. She's now passed out next to me after 3 cocktails. Life is good.
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Well, Happy Birthday to you, Span!
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Happy Birthday Span!

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Originally Posted by EFV View Post

Yeah, I've heard about that, but I thought the risks associated with paternal age set in later than those connected to maternal age. Both of my brothers have kids though (& a majority of my friends), so I can always hang out with them. Well, we'll see. I have friends, both female and male, who had their first kid when they were passed 40.


Erik, none of my business either. Still just a thought since you're both in your 30s. I didn't want kids either and I think I would have been very happy as a non-parent. The way I think about it is that that non-parent space-time chain is largely what I have now, but essentially enhanced in a completely unexpected way I wouldn't have been able to fathom as a non-parent. Yes, there are challenges, and kids are expensive and when they hit their teens, yikes! But the benefits were just so unexpected and incommensurable. It's hard to see this without kids, but little versions of you and your partner (I thought she was your wife), well the joy of that is something that can't be fully fathomed without actually having them. And I know they would be impeccably dressed!

 

That said, a family member doesn't have kids, is happily married, spends obscene amounts of money on his custom bikes, and bikes daily across the Golden Gate into Marin for his 150 mile bike rides, eats out a lot, travels a lot, etc. Tis another life. I wouldn't trade mine for his though.

 

@Cleav what a story, mate. I'm so glad for you and your wife that you have two lovely kids after the ordeal you went through.

 

PS, I think I've sat on that exact stone in Bath too for a pic!

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Um Noodles, can you spolier that...?

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Um...she's like 26 or something....

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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Definitely not an insult, what I meant is that I think you are my age, more or less - I'm 27 - so you must have your kids very young.

Sorry if it was misinterpreted. frown.gif

No need for apologies. I'm in my early 30's...so thanks for the compliment!
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post
 

 

you give me the chills SeaJen.  I kinda like to think I could go again :satisfied:.  The upside of your situation is that  you probably have a lot  more smarts and wisdom to give them as an older Dad.

Forgive my hyperbole, Pliny. I made it sound more exhausting than it is. I just notice how much less energy and flexibility I have now than I did 10 years ago is all. As for the wisdom, I hope so. I certainly have much more patience now than I did in my 20s.

 

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Originally Posted by EFV View Post


Yeah, both Erica & I get that a lot, people never think we're passed 30 (especially not her).

We'll see, nothing's ruled out atm. biggrin.gif

Again, none of my business, but just imagine how good looking your progeny would be, let alone how stylish. 

 

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 


Erik, none of my business either. Still just a thought since you're both in your 30s. I didn't want kids either and I think I would have been very happy as a non-parent. The way I think about it is that that non-parent space-time chain is largely what I have now, but essentially enhanced in a completely unexpected way I wouldn't have been able to fathom as a non-parent. Yes, there are challenges, and kids are expensive and when they hit their teens, yikes! But the benefits were just so unexpected and incommensurable. It's hard to see this without kids, but little versions of you and your partner (I thought she was your wife), well the joy of that is something that can't be fully fathomed without actually having them. And I know they would be impeccably dressed!

 

That said, a family member doesn't have kids, is happily married, spends obscene amounts of money on his custom bikes, and bikes daily across the Golden Gate into Marin for his 150 mile bike rides, eats out a lot, travels a lot, etc. Tis another life. I wouldn't trade mine for his though.

 

@Cleav what a story, mate. I'm so glad for you and your wife that you have two lovely kids after the ordeal you went through.

 

PS, I think I've sat on that exact stone in Bath too for a pic!

 

+1000

I wish I were younger for my kids, but I also really enjoyed most of the 38 years that preceded them and it gave me the opportunity to be in a financial and professional situation where I can provide everything they need and allow my wife to stay at home with them. If I had had kids in my 20s I dont know how I would be in the position to pay for college by now.

 

@Cleav Miscarriage really does suck, and I can't imagine the pain of so many, but it makes the gifts of your children that much richer. Beautiful family, mate.

 

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post #10755 of 37396
I'll be 26 in March. I'll start grad school at twenty five and a half if I get in haha.

I'm not even dating anyone at this point. Needed a break from it over the last year and now life is too uncertain but we'll see what the future brings.
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