19 January 2018, by We Are Family
...Not going out is not any kind of sacrifice, we are older parents who are more than contented with what family life has brought and we never feel that we are missing out in any way - in fact quite the opposite, I think we relish the laziness of quiet nights in and the opportunity to recover from our busy days.
13 August 2016, by We Are Family
I know that you do spend a fair amount of time in the car being shuttled around and you don't make much of a fuss about it, and there's not always that much to look at; but I'd like you to know - in the kindest possible way - that it is not necessary to remind me on each and every journey, that as I drive over speed bumps, holes in the road, etc, that the skin on my arms and legs "wobbles about like a jelly".
13 May 2016, by We Are Family
Adopting in my 50's means that there is little doubt that I am an older (and the 'er is me being kind to myself) parent.
Being an older parent has made me acutely aware of the negatives that age has wrought on my body, aware of every ache and every pain and aware of my inability to run and jump and play with my sons for long periods - as I would have been so capable of even a decade ago.