Gabz, my hubby is technically on the tail end in 61 too and he is a solid, upstanding kind of guy. I think we know not all boomers were like this, but it seems like a larger percentage then in other generations were self-absorbed ninnies;-) Many more, like yourself, hold to traditional values and are raising good children. I'd consider too when you decided to have children. My oldest is also in first grade and I'm an xer. Perhaps you related more to this generation to begin with--its values and all that.
I really don't know. Divorce was a very rare thing in both my family and my husband's family and even those rare occurances (including my first marriage) rarely had children in the mix.
I think of some folks I know - both boomers and Xers that are on 2nd & 3rd marriages with kids from all of them.....not my idea of family.
There is a term for people like me and like cupcake's husband who were born very late Boomer.
I was born in late 1960.
Cupcake's hubby was born in 61.
Those of us in this weird "cusp" era are sometimes called "Generation Jones".
We were too little to do the whole Woodstock thing, we were too young to go to Vietnam, we missed the first rush of Yuppie-dom and the "Me" Generation, and we became sexually active JUST in time for AIDS to change everything.
For myself, I have a lot more in common with Gen X than I do with Boomers.