Monday, July 21, 2008

Grandma at 37?

Well, I don't go by "Grandma". Our grandkids know us by "Nana" and "Papa". We wanted something a little different given the fact that we were young grandparents.

What image does the word Grandma invoke for you? Do you think something along the lines of the wonderful lady pictured here? I think that's what most people think of when they think of Grandmas.

I have news for you people! Are you ready? NEWS FLASH: NOT ALL GRANDMAS HAVE GREY HAIR AND WRINKLES! What a shocker, eh?

When I was at the grocery store the other day I heard two moms talking. They very obviously had not seen each other in a while. One was commenting to the other, "You are 37 years old, and you are a grandma?!" Seriously folks, I laughed out loud. I couldn't help myself.

I became a "Nana" at the ripe "old" age of 34! Now, at the age of 37 I have four grandchildren with another on the way. Do the math. This means at the age of 38 I will have FIVE grandchildren. Yes, it seems impossible, but it does happen.

I am not even done raising children. I commented to my husband the other day that it is seeming more and more possible that we will have more grandchildren than children before we are even done raising them. It is frightening. How does one balance the time and give enough attention to every one? Well, that's another subject for another post...


jenni said...

I told my stepson not to make me a grandmother until I was at least in my 40s. He's twelve and I'm 28. It is very likely that I could be a grandmother in my 30's. I had my first child at 19. I wouldn't advise it but we all know that they will do what they like no matter hard we try.

My son's grandmother is 65 and she looks amazing! I hope I have her energy and great skin at ther age! She is more active then me. She sells MK, works full time, helps us raise my son, participates in Church, knits, plays bunco. The list goes on and on. My mom is 50 and has 7 grandchildren. She's not as active but she doesn't look like my grandmother did at her age!

Thank god for hair dye and sunscreen! ; )

Lady Rose said...

Sounds like you have your hands full, but so much love too share.

Thanks for commenting on my post, I replied with some ideas for "helping hands".


I think of my little grandma that was 5'0" and wore a bun on her head. :-)

You are NOT that person my friend. LOL Just thought you'd like to know. :o) Bit you do have a lot of love to give and that is the best a grandmother can give at any age.

Lizzy said...

My mom is 52 and still no grandchildren. :) I'm already 21. I'm a good child. Hehe.

sassy2 said...

Amazingly I am terrified of being a "grandma" at 37. My step son is 23. I told him he had better wait a long time!!

You have a beautiful family and the "grandbabies" look healthy too.


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