Okay, so we are almost finished with the adoption process of our new kids, a four year old boy and his six year old sister. Just last week we were given legal custody. You can read the other posts to get the full story. I’m not very good with this yet so you will just have to click back or scroll down or however it works. lol
Anyway, here’s my challenge. My wife is fifty-one and I am fifty-three I do believe that we have very good parenting skills but there aren’t any people our age with children that we know. I’m sure they are out there because kids are having kids younger and leaving them at home for mom and with any luck at all dad to raise for them. I have found over the past two years that talking about our new kids around the guys that I considered my friends… well I think I’ve worn them out. Everyone at our church knows these kids and in the beginning they were all excited but now I get the sense that they have grown tired of hearing me boast of the funny little thing our son has said or the next step in the legal process.
It feels a bit wierd going on the field trips with parents that are literally as old as our bio daughters. lol I’ve already been the oldest dad on two field trips last year. However, the good news is that I have, literally, decades of experience on these young whipper snappers and it’s funny at times to watch them in their delusional state of “I still have control.” These parents today seem to want to be more of their kids friends than their parent.
I know I’m all over the map with this post but I have so much rumbling through my mind. I figured out I will be seventy-two when our son graduates High School… unless he excells and graduates early. lol
No worries here. We are in it for the long haul! We are so blessed to have these children!!