The 8 Best Things About Mick Jagger Having a Baby at 73

As you’ve likely heard, ol’ Mick Jagger recently became a dad for the eighth time at the young age of 73. The mom is 29-year-old girlfriend and ballerina Melanie Hamrick. Yes, apparently, they got past first position.

Mick is already a father to seven kids who range in age from 45 to 17, a grandfather to five and a great-grandfather to a little girl who was born in May. But, hey, what is age but a number that gets Mick a discount at the Soup Plantation? So in celebration of this truly unbelievable news, we present to you…

The 8 Best Things About Mick Jagger Having a Baby at 73

#8 – When the baby cries in the middle of the night, Mick will already be up, going to the bathroom for the third time.

#7 – Daddy-and-Me diapers.

#6 – Creaking bones are good for waking up the kid for school in the morning.

#5 – Bad lower back means he has the perfect excuse for making the kid clean up all the toys.

#4 – Doesn’t have to worry about the kid giving him gray hairs. Already has plenty.

#3 – Diminishing vision means harder to see spots on furniture and dirt on clothes. (Ignorance is bliss!)

#2 – Can make the kid roll his eyes with stories such as, “I remember a time when my songs were on VINYL RECORDS…”

#1 – When the kid asks for help with his U.S. History homework, he’ll be impressed to find out his dad was once friends with Abraham Lincoln.

Candy Kirby

Candy is the founder of The Mom Beat and a humor columnist whose work as appeared in Redbook, Nickelodeon's NickMom, Disney's BabyZone, HelloGiggles and eHow. She also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation.