Tuesday, October 13, 2009
We were in Philadelphia for my MIL's unveiling, when mourning officially ends and there's a ceremony at the cemetery (and the tombstone is unveiled, hence the name). His mother was 98 when she passed away - now DH and his brother are the older generation in the family. Well, and a bunch of cousins.
Which means there are also nieces and nephews - all in their 30s, all married. Second cousins in their 20s. Grand-nieces and grand-nephews, ranging in age from 22 months to 6 or 7 yrs old.
So I was thinking about how we slowly slide into place as the "grands" - how we barely notice that we're aging out, and the younger generation is moving into place as the "adults", as the power generation. It's just weird, I met these nieces and nephews when they were just starting college. Now they have toddlers and young children. And a puppy. I was at their weddings. I was even at one graduation.
And I'm looking at retirement in 5 years - and they'll have more toddlers, and the ones who are now toddlers will be in school.
I barely feel older than I did when I was 16. I look older, I just don't feel older. I don't think older. I've racked up the years. But my brain hasn't aged with my body.
I'll admit, though, it's fun to hang out with the little ones who are just discovering the world - I actually was corrected by little Mr 22 months, who told me that was a red SQUARE when I called it a cube, LOL!