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Mick Jagger Did It-The Late in Life Fathers

Updated: Feb 10

So why would men give up their prime golden years to become a #late-in-life-father? The reason most people come up because they can. And it's true, it doesn't matter if you're 60 or even 70, even though you have reduced sperm count, you still have plenty enough good sperm to go around to reproduce. But the answer is not really because the man can.

The answer is because he was told to.

It is not a 60 year old man that says, "hey, listen, I want to have kids!"

It's the 35 year old woman that says, hey, listen, "we're going to have a few kids."

We are TOLD we are going to have children.

When a woman says, listen, I want to have a baby, what are you going to say? I don't care if you don't have any conscience at all, you, yes you, are not saying no. You can't say no. Women are here on the earth to have babies right? Men are here to take care of their families and their babies. And so when the woman says I want to have a baby, I dare you, I dare you to say no.

So, the reason you give up your grandfather years to become a new father is because you have been told to do that. And thumbs up if you're able to do that!

There have been many people that have turned to fatherhood later in life, and one of my favorites is Steve Martin, who had his first child at 67 years old. And how do you mention those two words, Steve Martin, without laughing? When I mention Steve Martin, out of all the brilliant lines he's used in his incredible career, I always end up thinking about one line. The line in #PlanesTrainsandAutomobiles which applies a little when you are any father, late-in-life or not, with young kids. You can't get a word in edgewise. Your kids, your young kids, are always interrupting and babbling. Young children are a crack-up because when they're young, say, two, three, four, and you ask them a question, you'll get a full blown synopsis and a history lesson to boot.

And you have to wait them out because it's very important to them.

"So here's an idea. When you open your mouth to say something, have a point. It makes it so much more interesting for the listener!" -Steve Martin in Planes Trains and Automobiles

Mick Jagger is a LILF. Late-in-life-father.
Mick Jagger and family with Jerry Hall

Meet the Jagger family: Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall, Lizzy Jagger & Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger. | photo courtesy of Tatler

Mick Jagger, and may God bless him, is 80 now and I always say, when he is not on this earth, I will feel like I have halfway died myself. We've grown up with Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. Our whole life we've had a lifelong relationship with that guy. He had his eighth child at 73 and he's got them from age 40 down into their teens.

Ronnie Wood, is 60-plus years old. Gosh, he had his first child at 63. Donald Trump had his boy, Baron, at the age of 60. And some guy known as a media mogul, Robert Murdoch, had a child when he was 70. And I don't know who that is.

Ronnie Wood enjoys family day with five-year-old twin daughters
Ronnie Wood and family.

I don't know media moguls.

And and then there's the weird things like Tony Randall, who was 79 years old, that's a little weird, having a baby at 79. At that point senility starts to kick in and I don't know how good you're going to be as a father.

You might kill it though. For the few years you are available.

It was Kitty Kinnin that always told me that she doesn't like 22 year old women with old men having babies, and I understand that. Just a matter of whether or not you can take care of them and still are of sound state of mind seems to be the key.

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