Parenting Thoughts From an Old Dad

By the time I turned 40, most of my friends had kids. And I was ok with that. I enjoyed my potluck existence of dive bars, random dates, and spontaneous getaways. Vegas? Sure. Tequila shots? Line ‘em up. What more could a guy want. 

Cue 41 year old crying into an empty margarita glass. 

Truth is, I’ve always wanted a family of my own, but figured I’d just bop along until I met the right person and everything fell into place. But finding a soul mate doesn’t always unfold like a John Cusak film. You have to know what you need from a partner and make a real effort to build the life you want. 

Today I’m 50 with a 2 year old son. And like many parents say, it’s both the greatest and hardest thing ever. A few thoughts on being an “old dad”: 

There’s certainly more to say, but in the interest of keeping this blog post readable, I’ll stop here. Please write to me any time should you have questions or parenting insights to share. 

All the best, 

Chas
Cofounder, heybaby
chasmcfeely@heybaby.com

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