Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dawning realization

I just realized that when my niece has her baby (sometime in the next 30 days or so), I will be a great-aunt. Good grief. This will be the first grandchild amongst all my six siblings. My first great-niece or great-nephew.

I'm kind of stunned because "great-aunt" is a term reserved for, well, for my aunts, in relation to my children. Not to ME. And great-aunts are, frankly, old. Always have been. I've loved my aunts (my kids' great-aunts) to bits, but they've always been the older generation.

To make things worse, as hubby pointed out, my brother will be a GRANDFATHER. An old man, I tell you.

As I was lamenting all of this out loud, my 13-year-old chimed in, "But Mom, you've always been great!"

I think he should get an increase in his allowance, just for that.


  1. I hear you! I am feeling older by the minute, but the journey is so worth it!

    Grampa Simpson (to be) - even that sounds weird.

  2. Remember when we dreamed about someday sitting in the shade watching our grandkids play in the pool? Or gathering around the Tnanksgiving table with kids, inlaws and grand-babies? Those dreams are coming closer!



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