Thursday, 29 September 2011

A Question of Numbers?

Today I released that some of my readers might be confused as to how some numbers add up. You see I have 2 very small children and yet my parents are in their eighties and have been married for 58 years. Ever thought what the?

Lots of friends and people I meet look quite gobsmacked and a  little speechless when I answer the common question about whether my parents look after my kids a lot for me. The answer is no. Now I always feel that if I left it at that people might assume that my parents weren't loving and helpful but that is far from the truth so I feel is important to to say that its because they are in their eighties and simply cannot care for small children for any length of time. Automatically that leaves most people rather confused. 

You see I'm in my later 30's and my parents in fact had me in their mid 40s. I was a bit of an oopsie! Apparently a lovely oopsie. Now to add to the confusion it appears that I don't look my age, well that's what everybody tells me. 

My parents actually have grandchildren and great grandchildren the same age. The really funny thing is my husband is a few years younger than me and his mum is in fact just 2years older than my oldest sister. My husband's grandparents are in fact younger than my parents (only by a year or two). 

So if anybody had been thinking 'what the?' I hope I cleared it up for you or maybe I've made you even more confused!.

1 comment:

  1. I know the feeling. I'm the youngest of 6 kids, my Mum was not quite 42 when I was born and my Dad was 45 when I was born, I too was an oopsie baby. My oldest brother's wife was pregnant with their first child at the same time my Mum was pregnant with me, so I have a niece that is only a few months younger than me.
    Mum was 17 with her first child and like I said, nearly 42 with me, there's 10yrs between me and my next sibling. I'll be 40 next year :)


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