父母在出生时接近或超过40岁的孩子是否希望有更年轻的父母? David Wilson 做出了回答

2020-11-19 20:02

Do children of parents who were close to or over 40 when they were born wish they had younger parents? ziO世界播

父母在出生时接近或超过40岁的孩子是否希望有更年轻的父母?ziO世界播


Answered by: David Wilson,Father of two ziO世界播

回答者:大卫·威尔逊,两个孩子的父亲ziO世界播


I don’t. I can’t speak for others. My father was 42 and my mother 39 when I was born, in 1970. That was pretty uncommon. Most of my friends at primary school had parents in their 20s. My parents were very fit and active. They also looked quite youthful so no-one actually thought they were older than other parents. They were also pretty well established with their lives. Dad was a partner at a major international accounting firm. My mother taught at the university. They could afford stuff that most others couldn’t. We travelled a lot, never wanted for anything and got financial support when we needed it. They encouraged their children to do well at whatever we wanted to do. I didn’t really appreciate as teenager that they would back us to the hilt, even if we’d done something wrong. ziO世界播

我不知道。我不能代表别人说话。我1970年出生时,父亲42岁,母亲39岁。这是相当不寻常的。我上小学时的大多数朋友的父母都是20多岁。我的父母非常健康和活跃。他们看起来也很年轻,所以没有人真的认为他们比其他父母年龄大。他们也对自己的生活有了很好的认识。父亲是一家大型国际会计师事务所的合伙人。我母亲在大学教书。他们买得起大多数人买不起的东西。我们经常旅行,什么都不缺,在需要的时候得到经济支持。他们鼓励他们的孩子做好我们想做的任何事情。当我还是个十几岁的孩子的时候,我真的不喜欢他们会全力支持我们,即使我们做错了什么。ziO世界播


Here they are in a recent photo. ziO世界播

这是他们最近的一张照片。ziO世界播


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I’m also lucky that my parents have been very long-lived. Dad is now 93 and Mum is 90. They live at home, still drive and look after themselves. My father stopped skiing aged 85. My mother helped my son load a furniture truck a couple of years ago. They recently stopped delivering meals to “old people”, who were usually younger than them. ziO世界播

我也很幸运,我的父母都很长寿。爸爸现在93岁,妈妈90岁。他们住在家里,仍然开车,照顾自己。我父亲85岁时不再滑雪了。几年前,我母亲帮我儿子装了一辆家具车。他们最近停止向通常比他们年轻的“老年人”送餐。ziO世界播


It’s great that they are still around and they have seen their grandchildren grow up. I know that their time is limited now but I wouldn’t change anything. My parents grew up in the Great Depression and WW2. They are stoic, self-reliant, community spirited, unafraid to speak up, thrifty and really good at recycling. Some of these things brushed off on me and I think I’ve passed them on to my children. Good job mum and dad! ziO世界播

他们还活着,看着他们的孙子孙女长大,这真是太好了。我知道他们现在的时间有限,但我不会改变任何事情。我的父母在大萧条和第二次世界大战中长大。他们坚忍不拔,自力更生,热衷于社区生活,不怕直言不讳,节俭,真的很擅长回收利用。其中一些东西对我不屑一顾,我想我已经把它们传给了我的孩子。爸爸妈妈,干得好!ziO世界播


EDIT: thank you for all the kind comments. I, too, hope my parents have many more years left. They come from long-lived families. All of my mother’s siblings lived well into their 90s (well, the ones who survived WW2 anyway). Most of my father’s siblings are still going strong too. ziO世界播

编辑:感谢您的善意评论。我也希望我的父母还能活很多年。他们来自长寿家庭。我母亲的兄弟姐妹都活到了90多岁(嗯,至少是那些在二战中幸存下来的人)。我父亲的大多数兄弟姐妹也依然健壮。ziO世界播

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