Believe it or not, Heather and I frequently get asked “When are you two going to have kids?”
That’s a reasonable question to ask a soon to be 29-year-old and 26-year-old couple who have been married for almost 6 years. At times we even feel the pressure because of our age, current stage of life, or the always ticking biological clock to start having kids.
Then I read Genesis 5…
- Adam was 130 when he had Seth (verse 3)
- Seth was 105 when he had Enosh (verse 6)
- Enosh was 90 when he had Kenan (verse 9)
- Kenan was 70 when he had Mahalalel (verse 12)
- Mahalalel was 65 when he had Jared (verse 15)
- Jared was 162 when he had Enoch (verse 18)
- Enoch was 65 when he had Methuselah (verse 21)
- Methuselah was 187 when he had Lamech (verse 25)
- Lamech was 182 when he had Noah (verse 28)
- Noah was 500 when he had Shem, Ham, & Japheth (verse 32)
130? 105? 90? 162? 187? 182? 500?
I am only 28 years old! So back off! I still got plenty of years to jump into the parenting boat. I might just wait until I hit triple digits before little Brian Cromer’s start roaming this earth. After all, as a good Christian I believe in God’s Word.
(Somebody whispers in my ear.) Oh…Genesis 6:3 says that God changed the life span to 120 years? So if you do the math of the average age of those men when they had a kid (117) and compare that number with the average lifespan of those men (847), then they on average had a kid 14% through life. 14% through life when you only live 120 years is 17 years old.
CRAP!!! I better get on this whole-kid thing because I am definitely not 17 years old.
***This post is in no way serious. I am in no way saying that people should wait to have kids until their mid 90s. I am in no way saying that people should procreate at 17. I am in no way saying that Heather and I don’t want people to ask us when we are going to have kids. Just having fun today. Smile.
***Also, I didn’t use Noah for those average age calculations. That freaky 500 years old stuff just jacked up all the numbers.