We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I wanted to be a dad at 28, but we didn't conceive our 1st son until I was in my 30s. I was very patient with all 3 of ours, though I don't think I would be as good a dad now at 50 if we suddenly found out we were having another one.
The bigger problem for me being a dad at this age would be that I couldn't get on the floor and play with them like I did in my 30s.
I don't want grandkids just yet since none of mine are old enough to be married yet, but I am getting ready for grandkids in 10-15 years. Everyone says grandkids are so much more fun than having kids. My parents would get my kids all jacked up on the caffeine and sugar we forbade and then they shipped the kids home to us when they were tired of dealing with them bouncing off the walls.
Just thinking about that gives me cold sweats. Started the process myself in my early 30s and finished getting the last one through school in my mid 50s. I wouldn't want to do it again. Raising kids takes a lot out of you emotionally and physically, at least it did for me.