This week's topic is either 'old' (heads) or 'new' (tails). I chose to go with Old, mainly because I was stumped on anything 'new'. :)Lately, I've been feeling old. Not so much physically - although the gray in my hair would beg to differ about that. No, more in the case of my age compared to other parents that I know or see around. I mean, 30 really wasn't so old to start having children, was it? It seems like most of the parents of the girls' classmates are in their 20's or early 30's though and I'm staring 40 in the face a few years hence. When Abby started preschool a few years ago, I was excited about the opportunity for her to meet new kids and for me to meet other parents in the area. But I didn't seem to have anything in common with most of them - and a few looked barely out of their teens. We just couldn't relate to each other. It's been mostly the same since, now with the girls in 'real' school. And I'm sure it'll be the same when Becca is old enough to start preschool as well. After all, I'll be even older by then too. And if we decide at some point to have a 4th child - I'll probably be old enough to be a parent to his or her classmates' parents by the time our last one starts preschool.
It's not that I'm not used to this though. My parents were older when I was growing up too - my mom was my current age (37) when I was born, and my dad was 41. I had a co-worker several years ago - a lady in her 50's, whose parents were the same ages as mine. My dad is close to 80 now and my mom will be 75 this year. I am so glad that they are both still in good health and hopefully my girls will have many years with them to come, but they are both getting old enough that I worry about something happening to them.
I wonder how old I'll be when I become a grandmother some day. I didn't present my mom with her first grandchild until she was 67 years old. Not that I want any of my girls to start their families too young or anything, but I do hope not to have to wait quite as long!
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