Been with the wife for about 14 years we have 4 children 2 boys and 2 girls 3 of them are step kids but when i speak about them i just call them mine.
The eldest is 31 and the youngest is 11 our eldest daughter is 31 eldest son 29 the next son is 21 then the youngest 11.
The eldest son was a horny fuker when younger made me a grandad when i was 28 then again at 31 it's very sureal being called grandad.
We rase them as a familly as i said to them they worked or educate themselfs or get there own house they have all worked since leaving school.
You have to teach them that life has values you must have some values in life or they go through life being assholes.
My daughter the 11 year old just started her periods last week man that was mind blowing they growup to fast.
We try to do things as a family we holiday together and try to have 1 family meal together once a week as it's good to bond as a family.
I myself am 38 my wife is 50 but they are only numbers you get 1 life you have to grab the good parts with boath hands and not let go.
I will say even when your kids grow up and leave the house they still come back when they need cash lol.