September 07, 2009

Middle Age Fatherhood Chronicles

More random observations:

1. Having child at 46 when one's bride is 39 assures I will experience the joys of living in a household in which some occupants are in throes of puberty while another is in the grips of menopause. No doubt there will be a lot of mother-daughter drama. Fortunately, my son and I can take comfort in the paper and Fox News Sunday.
2. Much is written about going from man-to-man defense to zone when one's offspring numbers three or more. Unwritten is that you do not care if the baby gear is new or used, are not defensive about the baby going straight to formula without a stop to appease the breast-feeding fanatics, and feel no guilt about using the dishwasher to clean the bottles instead of an autoclave.
3. My son insisted last week that I take his "Transformers" pillowcase so now I must be the only dad in town whose head rests on top of the likeness of Optimus Prime (Bumblebee is on the other side).
4. The midlife crisis ride is a minivan with leather seats with plenty of power and enough room to fit a casket in the back. I won't be able to afford the sports car until Baby Ellie is out of college when I am 68. By then, I will be able to drive it for a dozen years or so to catch the Early Bird special at the Golden Corral before Mrs. LMC takes away the keys.

Posted by LMC at September 7, 2009 09:01 AM | TrackBack

Best wishes to you and your entire family. It is tough having an infant in the house with two other little ones. Keep the no-doze handy.

Posted by: Babs at September 7, 2009 11:29 AM

Best wishes to you all. I don't envy the sleep deprived evenings. Just remember, Key Leader Rest (KLR). Not sure if the Mrs will buy into it (mine didn't)...

Posted by: kmr at September 7, 2009 07:17 PM

A quick tip: if your son has the whole Transformers sheet-set, save them and he'll be guaranteed to score at his first toga party (I've seen original Star Wars sheets work magic with the ladies).

Posted by: Professor Chaos at September 7, 2009 10:12 PM

Congrats on Ellie's arrival!

We have the same puberty-menopause thing ahead in our house. Good times.

Posted by: jen at September 9, 2009 11:03 AM