Yep, parenting in midlife, awesome, challenging, tiring, nuts, fun and emotional. Yes, especially emotional. Watching two 12 year olds spin into the preteen orbit is comparable to hunting for Black Holes. Once you find one, the gravity is relentless, raising kids is quite the same. One day it’s like clockwork and the next day, you may experience one solar flare after another!
Why parent in midlife? Why not? I wasn’t ready for kids in my twenties, had too many things to do, accomplish, experience, you know what I mean. Thirties rolled around, time to develop some sort of career, ha, like that ever materialized! Forties sneaked up on me, and I thought whoa, something is missing here. The rest of the story…….twins!
So now what? Keep them on track, teach them some useful stuff, show them the world, and love them lots!