Saturday, April 03, 2010

Countdown to 40 - Day 3

One thing that does weigh heavily on me as I am getting another year older is that I became a father at 38. I do the math and realize that I will be 57 when my son graduates from high school. Unless of course he turns out to be a child prodigy then I will only be 45 when he moves on to college. I am active and take care of myself but I just wonder how active I will be when I am 57. My Mom was 21 when I was born and my Dad was 19, and when I was in high school I thought they were seriously ancient. I just wonder what my son is going to think of his old man when he is a snot-nosed teen. I try not to think about it too much because I have no idea how the future is going to play out and I should just focus on the time right now that I am spending with my son. And that is what I will do but still sometimes the mind wanders into the irrational fear zone and you never know what it is going to pop up.

8 comments:

just bob said...

Hopefully he'll change your diapers before he leaves for college

Megan said...

I had a comment, but I laughed so hard at Bob's I forgot what it was!

Jon said...

Honestly, I'm not sure if "40" means what it did several years ago. I think my perspective on it changes the closer I get.
I must say though, I thought my friends with the "older" parents were pretty cool for some reason. Not sure why, just did.

billy pilgrim said...

i predict you'll be 53 when baby shife graduates from high school. good brains are hereditary.

Valerie said...

Exactly! None of us have any idea how the future will pan out, so relax, Shifey, enjoy the present. Don't try to read the unknown. One day you'll know that cutie boy will see you as his Dad and nothing else... certainly not a decrepit old man. As if ... wink.

Red said...

57 isn't as old as it sounds and nowadays 40 is just another number. You will be strong and healthy as best as you can be but at the end of the day, that's all we can do--our best. No worries Shife. And thanks for the weekly fix ;-)

WomanHonorThyself said...

happy HOLIDAYS my friend ~!:)

Crystal Posey said...

57 is so NOT old.