British musician and songwriter Mike Oldfield, 54, and his wife Fanny Oldfield, 30, celebrated the birth of their second child together, Mike’s seventh, in January. Eugene Oldfield was welcomed by older brother Jake, 4, and Mike admitted that it’s harder being an older father, especially when the baby keeps him up at night.
It is hard work. As you get older it certainly gets harder. There is a cumulative effect where if you have 14 sleepless nights, it adds up and you get bleary-eyed.
Eugene has good nights sometimes – but he is easy compared to Jake, who runs around like a chimpanzee so I have to run around after him. I am getting on a bit so I am following this little four-year-old around and having trouble keeping up.
However, he doesn’t regret his decision to have more children, because being an older dad has its advantages.
Despite the tiredness there are advantages to being an older father. In my mind, men are not mature until they get to their 50s. When you are younger, you are busy doing other things like getting drunk.
Mike has children Molly, 28, Dougal, 26, and Luke, 21, with ex-partner Sally Cooper and Greta, 19, and Noah, 18, with Norwegian singer Anita Hegerland, 46.
Source: Daily Mail
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