Sunday February 23, 2020

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

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

18th February, 2018
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

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....

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