I'm 47 & I have a 4 & 5 year old at home. I think I am a bit more tired at the end of the day now than I was in my 20's with my 2 older kids who are now 26 & 20. I just nap with them every after noon & they have regular chores to help me out with the housework & laundry. My main focus is homeschooling & enjoying every minute I can with them before they grow up, so if I don't get everything done everyday, I don't worry about it. Now that we are older, we tend to be quite a bit more laid back & relaxed & are happy doing simple things with the 2 little ones rather than constantly going places & running the roads like we did when our 2 older ones were little. We have noticed that we definitely do the feel the age much more theses days, however, not so much that we can't keep up with them & it's not keeping us from having fun with them.
at 10:08 PM on Jun. 19, 2011