Man Horrified that New Baby Will Be Younger than His Grandson

Gillian Sisley

When should someone stop having children?

There’s nothing easy about parenting, and most people have a general idea of how many children they’d like to have, or what age they’d like to have a child.

Planning is highly recommended before taking the dive and having kids. You need to know that you’re ready to make the lifestyle shift to accommodate a child in your life.

This sort of situation was highlighted in a recent online post in which a man and his partner have an accidental pregnancy, and the author realizes that his newborn will be younger than his own grandchild, leaving him mildly horrified.

When should someone stop having children?

A Reddit post published on July 13, reported on by Maria Azzurra Volpe from Newsweek, has gone viral with 10,100 upvotes and 2,100 comments.

The author begins his post by explaining that he’s in his late 50s, and he had three children when he was in his early 20s. With that said, the author has been dating a 29-year-old woman for some time now, and they’ve both come across a bit of a shock.

The author has learned that his girlfriend is pregnant, which means that the author's retirement plans have virtually gone out the window, because they’re now going to have a newborn child together.

What’s most upsetting for the author is he’s realized that his fourth child will actually be younger than his grandchild, which messes with his head.

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The author goes on to lament that his girlfriend is certainly excited about the newborn, but he is rather conflicted about the situation. He says his girlfriend seems completely oblivious to how this pregnancy has ‘completely ruined his plans for the second half of his life’.

He goes on to say that the two of them used protection for some time, but then slacked on it, and that the author also postponed his vasectomy for too long, and thus this accident happened.

He writes the post warning others to learn from his mistakes, and not slack on their birth control plans in any way, because it just takes one time to change your plans forever, and alter your life in a whole other direction.

What do you think? Is it horrifying that this man is about to have another child at 57, who will ultimately be younger than his grandchild? Or is it not such a big deal, and the author should see this as a precious gift?

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