Chelle and the Blitz

People close to our age ask us all the time, “What were you thinking? You were almost done!” Here are my top ten reasons why being an “older” parent is a good idea:

  1. The “Littles” brought new life to our family.

  2. Older sometimes IS wiser; that wisdom really helps.

  3. The little ones remind us that our teens are still “little” sometimes, too.

  4. It reminds our teens that they are not the center of the universe.

  5. It has helped us focus on our health and not indulge in unhealthy lifestyles.

  6. We are reminded– constantly– that family is more important than most everything else.

  7. Old parents were a better choice for them than being split up or remaining in foster care.

  8. It keeps us young.

  9. We are making a contribution to our society (doing what we can do).

  10. We’re listening to our hearts and doing what is right for us.


What can you add to the list?

Photo Credit: Dreena T