I’m wondering if men have biological clocks. Many of my male friends don’t seem to have one. If their wives have gotten pregnant, so be it, they are going to be a father. One of my friends even went so far as to say, “well at least it takes the element of surprise out of having sex without a condom”. Later, when his child was born, he was ecstatic and cried as much as the infant did when he took his first breath.
When I speak to my friends with children and they tell me about their days–good or bad– I feel this sudden urge to want a child. I know that I could be a very loving father. I’m already an awesome uncle. The only thing that worries me is that I don’t have complete control of my own life, how could I pour someone else into the mix? There are so many other things I have yet to do. Probably first and foremost is get my career on track. Although it’s already rolling, I think I would like to be established before I jump into parenthood mode. And of course I’ve got to fall in love. Not that I wouldn’t be able to be a single father, but I think that I would want to experience a little bit of life before I can teach it to my children.
And then of course I wonder about the perils of being a single parent. Just so many things to think about. But I know that every time I speak to one of my friends about their parenthood, I hear a little bit of tick-tock!