Friday, July 24, 2009

Too Old

Today, I was talking to my sister on the phone. We were talking about growing old. She is going to be a grandma very soon. She was a little wacky about it as she is only 41 years old. She was talking about how my mother was older than that when she became a grandmother. I thought her worrying about being too young to be a grandmother was just so silly. I mean come on..she knew she had her kids early in life so it’s natural that she would become a grandma early. Her oldest son is 21 years old. His girlfriend is pregnant. Yes, they aren't married yet which I am finding becoming the standard nowadays. Back when I was younger, your parents would have killed you if you got pregnant beforehand.

Now, her being upset that she was going to be a grandma started me thinking. When my kids have children, I will be over 60 years old. Is that too old? I want to be able to spend time with them to share my experiences. Will I be too old to appreciate who they are? I sure hope not.