Donna - posted on 01/12/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My name is Donna....i am 42 years old. I have a 16 year old son, 14 year old son & a soon to be 5 year old daughter. My husband is 49 years old. having such age differences in our home can get pretty interesting at times. I really try hard to not intrude on my boys being teenagers. they do help me some with their sister...as part of the family it is only right they do; but I never make her their responsibility. I think that plays a key roll in them not resenting her. She was our "surprise" but a good one. Of course the biggest fear is health...my husband & I want to be here for her as long as possible. I want to see all my kids grow up to be happy, healthy adults. My husband hates being thought of as "papaw" instead of dad...but that is just part of being almost 50 w/ a toddler. I have realized one thing though...I have so much more tollerance now than when I was in my 30's.