How to survive a midlife crisis and small children (at the same time)

How to survive a midlife crisis and small children (at the same time)
Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney as struggling parents in the sitcom Catastrophe: it’s hard enough to negotiate a midlife crisis without dealing with children and relationships too

Late parenthood has many obvious upsides, but there are some undeniable conflicts too, besides the lack of sleep and physical bounce

I remember my dad growing a ponytail sometime in his early 40s. There was no question that this was a kind of overcompensation for the fact that there was little hair left anywhere else on his head, as well as a more obvious attempt at still feeling like he was cool, relevant, trendy. At that point, my sisters and I were in our teens, so any effort at being cool was totally lost on us. Simultaneously, my mother, also in her early 40s, and who’d raised us singlehandedly, did a master’s, switched career and met a man ten years her junior.

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