We can say that as it wasn’t an accident, and old Bazza seems pretty chuffed with himself.
Just to allay any concerns, he is married and wife Heather is only half his age.
Barry is better known for his career in political media, and his last notable achievement was being threatened by the previous Speaker Trevor Mallard with expulsion from the Press Gallery for going into the Freedom Csmp at parliament.
But that little act of bravery aside, becoming a father, willingly at 70 is just a little unusual too.
Not that he doesn’t have children already, they are around the same age as his wife.
It’s not entirely unheard of. Similar occasions are recorded the history books. I’ve encountered a similar situation once before at school – one of my fellow students had a father aged 64. That appeared to affect his personality though in that his behavior simply wasn’t that of a teenager but someone much older.
I do have my reservations about life for a boy in these circumstances not having what I’d call a real childhood and the possibility of enduring the death of his father at an early age.
What are your thoughts on, “dinosaur dads” and the life of Iggy?