67 Year Old woman has twins. Fair to the kids?

@Melizzy (1381)
United States
December 30, 2006 11:11pm CST
I am against someone that old having babies. It is unfair to the child or in this case the children. You will not be around for the majority of their lives. What time you are around, you won't be doing too much running around with them. Would you want to be a child when people are constantly asking you if that's your grandmother; not your mother.
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@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I'd have to agree. Beyond 50 especially, you're just too old. You kids aren't going to get much enjoyment out of lives and going places if you have to take a nap all the time. My mom was 30 when she had me. That's older than what most people I knew had. It can be nice having an older mom though. Even though she's controlling, I think the more my parents lose their memory and stuff, the better luck I'll have with them.
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@Melizzy (1381)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I'm not sure I'd advocate dementia!
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@stailgate (2363)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I do not think that it is fair to the kids, but not for the embarrassment so to speak of having a mother that looks like their grandmother. I think that it is not fair because of them being almost done with their lives as their young ones are being born, and they won't be there for as long as maybe they could be. My husbands father was in his 50's when he was born, and then passed away of natural causes when he was only 15. How sad. He never got the chance to see him graduate from high school, get married, or see the birth of his grandchildren. They were all inportant days to my husband and our whole family that would have ment allot more if he could have been there.
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@Melizzy (1381)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Definitely. I mean, who is going to take care of these kids if you die? Chances are good, real good, all of your family is older as well. What happens when you die or have a stroke and have to go into a nursing home? What then?
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@nlgough (38)
• Australia
1 Jan 07
I am so against people having babies over the age of 45, it's not fair on the kids to have old parents.
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@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I'm still wondering how this one even had the kids! 67? Did she miss out on menopause?
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@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I think that this is a difficult question to answer, because I do think it is awlfully irresponsible albiet selfish to reproduce at such an old age I also think the same about teen mothers. Many woman get preggers out of selfish reasons, and many mothers much younger than this woman do not run around and play with thier own children. It is definently not a life i would want for my children, they will undoubtedly worry about the health of their own mother thier entire lives, and no that is not fair, and it is most unfortunate..
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@umjuna (100)
• Netherlands
4 Jan 07
When you look at it that way, nobody know how long they will be around to see their children grow up. Should a smoker be denied to have children. Or somebody that is really fat? They are unhealthy too you know. If God intended this to happen so be it. I hope she uses the wisdom she has been given over the years and apply it on her children and raise them to be good and wise people. Plus children are also raised be the circle around the parents. and some are older and some will be younger.
• Philippines
31 Dec 06
probably yes,as lomg as hey can give me a healthy and meaningful life while they still there and alive why not, its a matter of choice and how they can live to it...
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• United States
6 Jan 07
No it's not fair to the kids. I went to college with a guy whose parents where in their late seventies. He told us it was his grandparents coming to see him. The kid had deep problems.