Monday, 13 July 2009

I'm not going grey YET

Monday, 13 July 2009



Just read a post on the Mamapop blog talking about Jim Carrey's impending 'Grandfather status'.







http://www.mamapop.com/mamapop/2009/07/jim-carrey-to-be-a-grandpa.htmlis




Strange though it may seem, of course it is completely possible and actually not even half as odd as it first appears - Jim Carrey is 47 - his daughter (by the way - congratulations to you, sweetie) is 21, making Jim 26 when he had her - not too young. Definitely a man. Probably not really a grown up (I'm basing that assumption on the fact that most of the 26 year old men I have known have been generally about as emotionally mature as my 10 year old son is now! I'm not expecting much more progress from him, truth be told...)


Anyway, I digress... My point is it that it set me to thinking...


I had E when I was 23. Ad was 28. She is now 11 - I am 34. He is 39. If she decides to do what I did and have a baby at 23 too, I will be only 46 when I become a grandmother, and Ad will be 49.


SHIT!


At 23, 34 seemed a long way away - now that I am 34, 46 seems just around the corner. I know its obvious, time goes more quickly as you grow older. But am I alone in the way I grow sillier and sillier, the older I get? Surely not...


postscript I have told E that she is absolutely not to do what I did and have a child at 23 - not that I regret my decision - au contraire - it is the best thing I ever did. Of course I have my beautiful gorgeous daughter to show for my good sense! I am young enough to have not forgotten (completely) what it feels like to be in the throes of adolescence, and thus we enjoy quite a close mother-daughter relationship. I am in the enviable position of being able to have a good clear run at a career for myself, now that she is a bit older and doesn't need me to be at home with her as much as I was when she was small - no child rearing break looming ahead for me. I still have (nearly) enough energy to devote both my home and work life, as I wish - and sometimes I even have a bit of a social life too! But no - E is not to have children at such a young age, as I have clearly informed her that I WILL NOT be old enough to be a grandmother at 46! That is final.



Of course, E is still only 11 so when I announced this to her she looked at me blankly for a minute, sighed and told me "Duhh Mum.... I'm never having kids anyway. That's gross! Like pooing a basketball... yuk!"


Silly me.



3 comments:

The Laughing Idiot said...

Very funny!

I'm 35, but my oldest daughter is only 5. Hubby says she can't even date until she's 28. That puts me at 58 so I think I'm good for awhile.

Beth said...

That's exactly the same thought that's been running through my head.

I had G at 19, and if he has a child at 19, then I will be a grandmother at 38! :o Chastity Belt until the age of 21, AT THE YOUNGEST.

Beth

Bo-Beena said...

When you find out where to buy a chastity belt, please let me know! :)

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