Monday, March 5, 2018

Secrets and Lies #5: My secret lack of grandmotherly feelings.

I had serious baby-fever 25 years ago. When my kids were born, I couldn’t believe I was so lucky. Now my friends are all posting pictures of beautiful grandchildren. Here’s the secret – I don’t want them. Yearning for grandchildren hasn’t happened to me. I just don’t want to worry about any little people for a while.


  1. Maybe it's just too soon. My son was 33 and I was 69 when the first of his two boys were born. But hold on . . . my daughter was 17 and I was 47 when my granddaughter was born.

  2. Lack of yearning is perfectly reasonable.


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