Today is my 40th birthday.

Is 40 the new 30, as I am told, or is 40 the old 40?

My first child is due in 53 days – how could it be that just yesterday I turned 20 and today I am 40?  

Will I live to see my son turn 30?  

If 40 is the new 30 and 30 is the new 20, maybe he will be 30 in twenty years and I will only be 50?  

That way, it will be like I had a son when I was 20.  

Brett Busconi is a writer living in New Jersey.

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