Lately, I have been thinking a lot about the fact that, sooner or later (2-3 years give or take), I’ll become a grandmother. Realistically speaking, I am 42 at the moment and my daughter Emily is 22 and has had a boyfriend (Mike is the name) for almost 3 years now. The thought of Emily getting pregnant is not that far from being a reality, to be honest. Mike is a great guy and I would not have anything against the two of them getting married… But what if they get married in the next year or two and end up having a child… That would mean I’ll get to be a grandmother before my 45h birthday. Isn’t that a little too early?
Well, depends on how you look at it. For me, even though it is kind of early, I am happy and ready to accept the fact I’ll be a (very) young grandma. Come to think of it, I never really imagined myself being a 40+ yo grandma… But I guess, at the end of the day, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. After all, younger grandmas tend to spend more active time with their grandchildren. My bones aren’t that old (I am doing my best to keep myself in the best shape possible) and I’m sure I’ll be able to play with my grandchildren for years to come. Other than that, I believe the fact that my grandchildren will have a young grandma will help us bond easier. I know for a fact this is true since I had a huge gap between my grandmother and it really affected our relationship. Don’t get me wrong, I love my mima (that’s how I call her to this very day haha) a lot, but if she was a decade younger I believe our relationship would be even better.
So, for all of you who are in a similar situation and you’re afraid, confused or even worried… being a young grandmother is nothing scary! It’s all in your head, ladies!