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Like most people I have a birthday every year (!) generally a jovial event enjoyed with friends and family, yet I don't ever feel older. I'm quite happy to feel the same now at 40 as I did at 23 and regard the numbers just as details.

BUT, each of my children's birthdays make me feel ancient! My eldest is 17 today and has her first driving lesson today - this can't be - she's not big enough / brave enough - the roads are dangerous places! I demand a recount - she really should think again about growing up, it's a big bad world out there.

(And she no longer calls me Mummy unless she's ill)

Posted at 11th May 2010 - 11:44AM   Posted by Jaynebeth   How does that work? Comments: 13

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Faith's Avatar How do you think I feel JB? My eldest was 31 yesterday and is a Mummy herself!!! She calls me Mum and has done for years, but baby Z has to call her Mummy!Laughing

Children learning to drive is a nightmare...... but you will get through!

Posted by: Faith on 11th May 2010 at 12:07PM

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Peterwf's Avatar My "child" is in her mid-twenties, lives abroad, and has been known to drive on German roads. eek

Posted by: Peterwf on 11th May 2010 at 12:13PM

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Preseli Mags's Avatar I moaned about this to my Dad when my kids were 6 and 4. He looked at me and said: "How do you think I feel?" It's all relative isn't it? (No pun intended!)

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 11th May 2010 at 12:19PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar When My Granny(86) came to stay with my Mum(60)
I nearly wet myself when during a small disagreement she said to her
"Don't think your too old for a skelp young lady!"

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 11th May 2010 at 12:39PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar LOL FN.

Nature has a very wicked sense of humor . . . Wildchild is a stunner, tall slim with gorgeous hair and she is funny and interesting and intelligent. . . spits . . . and her brother is the same in a more masculine way . . . spits again . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 11th May 2010 at 12:43PM

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Inthemud's Avatar I know what you mean. My eldest will be 23 next month, and middle one 20, and she's made me a Granny. Just the term nan makes you sound old!!

I can't work out where the time has gone. Apparently the 1980's are history now!!!

Posted by: Inthemud on 11th May 2010 at 12:58PM

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar You just wait until your children are old. My eldest is 51 this year. I am actually still only 32.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 11th May 2010 at 01:27PM

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Peterwf said:
My "child" is in her mid-twenties, lives abroad, and has been known to drive on German roads. eek


Brave person! My son has been driving now for two years and I still feel he's not old enough evn though he did mor kms during the last year than his motherEmbarassed Up to Copenhagen down to France off to Berlin tiwce.

It really makes you feel old and then you realise you like the same music as they do and you feel young(ish) again.

Posted by: Ivy on 11th May 2010 at 02:44PM

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CalicoKate's Avatar My mum reckens she isn't old enough to have a daughter of 40 (she's 64).
In this pic my younger though much bigger bro is on the far left. my mum & dad far right and the couple in the middle are my cousins. B in the front and my youngest (but also bigger) brother is standing by mum. A friend seeing this said that my 'ma doesn't look old enough to have an 'Angus'' He is almost two years younger than I am though at 6'7" he is more than a foot taller. (I'm standing on a bench!)
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Posted by: CalicoKate on 11th May 2010 at 03:14PM

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Tiggywinkle's Avatar I think of us all at PC as contemporaries It makes me realize at 64 with 2 children of 37 and 35, I could be mother to so many of you. I just still feel young, and grandchildren make you feel even younger. I love when they say, Mama you are such a rascal. Its just so great to do all the fun things with them. I heard Muffin tell her mother, you know Mama never gives out, she just explains and gives good advice. I think I'll always be a child at heart.

Posted by: Tiggywinkle on 11th May 2010 at 03:32PM

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Salle de Bain's Avatar Someone once said to me when my daughter was born "enjoy
these early years because at least you know where she is all the time"....how true!

I was just like you Jaynebeth when my one and only took to the road for the first time....but at the same time celebrated an important rite of passage. It's lovely to see them so beautiful, confident and independant isn't it?

I don't feel much like a grandmother...though I am one. I love the way my younger sisters (an 11 year gap between me and the next one) sort me out if I start acting my age.

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 11th May 2010 at 03:51PM

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Silverhead's Avatar Our eldest will be 46 this year and I can't believe it either. Our youngest granddaughter (aged 4 ) asked me yesterday, in a very loud voice, "Granny, when did you become very old?" WHO MEEvil or Very MadEvil or Very Mad

Posted by: Silverhead on 11th May 2010 at 10:29PM

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Our d-i-l turned 39 last month. With children almost fortysomething, I guess I'm going to have to grow up a bit. But not to much. Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Rob-bear on 11th May 2010 at 10:37PM

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