Today's grandparents are so UNLIKE what ours were. My brother and his wife are grandparents and are a lot like you. In fact my brother is called Grand-Poobah by his grandkids. But I know other grandparents that no one would dare think of as a "grandma". The stereotype is coming down with the aging of the Boomers who are still hip. None of the grandparents I know that are in our age bracket (we are close in age Rattus) and even in their 50's are like what most people think of grandparents. We are changing that forever!!!!Originally Posted by Rattus;2310087;
I imagine I will buy a Rolling Stones onsie for my first grandchild and we will have on matching outfits!
Karna68-I have a 16 year old, so I won't be totally free for a couple more years. What I meant was this age just frees me from so much BS that I used to think was important and putting up with BS from others that I know now I don't have to put up with. I am more able to open my mouth and say something that I might not have said in the past. Like: NO, I will NOT chair your committee.
I guess what I mean is that I am more comfortable with who I am now than who I was in my 20's and 30's. I don't HAVE to prove anything to anyone but myself. I think that reaching this age has just empowered me more, given me more confidence and just generally made me a happier, more settled person.