My cousin from Malaysia came to visit during our National Day holidays. She came with her two elder daughters and 3 grandchildren. They stayed with my family while they were here.
My cousin is only one year my senior and she is already a grandmother to 3 young children!!! She became a grandmother at age 36! Gosh. It does make me envy her.
My cousin Hua hails from a small town in Johor, Malaysia. She worked for a year as a domestic helper in Singapore before going back to get married, at age 16! She had her eldest daughter the following year. She has 2 girls and a boy.
Her eldest daughter married at age 19 and had a son and a daughter within 3 years of her marriage. Hua's second daughter married at age 20 and is a mother to a toddler son. Hua's son is getting married end of this year!
Hua's mother, who is my mother's younger sister, married young too. She is only 62 and she is already a great grandmother! She is likely to see her great-great grandchildren in her lifetime! My mother is 70 and her eldest grandson is only 15!
After my relatives left,I actually discussed with my son, Jaymes about him getting married next year. hahaha...... I showed him a list of the benefits of getting married young. I offered him incentives and help with his kids. He's so smart, he doesn't want to be tied down so young. duh.
For now, I can only day-dream. About me being a grandmother. Could you imagine me being a grandma in 2 years' time? kekeke.......