I always say there is a trade off in having early or late in life. Early you have the energy, but not the experience, wisdom, or patience. Late it's vice versa. Also when you have children late in life, your "contemporaries" in term of school stuff etc changes. I grew up with my cousin who is 2 years older as my best friend, My daughters best friends are her 2 grandsons, one a year older one 2 years younger. Funny I remind their Mom quite often that I changed her diapers lol. Oh and OMGoodness, a 23 month old at 50, that'll keep you running!