After raising your son into adulthood, you and your wife are now both old and grey, sitting alone in the kitchen, your wife quietly comments on how her looks have long since left. What do you say to her? "You're still beautiful."
Rock actually decides to work once you die.
Throughout the game, you get to watch your son (or daughter if you have the Special Edition) grow up into a young adult. Being the first game to have your child grow past a toddler, it is a nice touch to see your child have his/her own personality through the years and pursuing the career that you may or may not help him/her choose at the end.