Fatherhood is not all over now for Rod
Whilst there will be merriment, and a little envy, at the thought of Rod, currently 65, with his glamorous younger wife becoming a father as he qualifies for a pension - cue "yes, she thinks he's sexy" headlines - it will not be plain sailing for other fathers in his position.
Rod has a lot of advantages, not the least of which is his wealth which seems to have survived more or less intact despite two divorces. It's not as if he'll be without help in his Home Counties mansion, complete with football pitch.
Joyous though parenthood is, caring for a new baby is exhausting for most couples who have their children earlier. Those late-night feeds and changes, which any self-respecting modern father will do, take their toll even on younger men sharing the load with their partners.
No doubt Rod will wear it well but most blokes that age are glad they know now what they didn't know then.