I’m going to be an aunt! (for the fifth time)

My brother told me today that he and his wife are expecting their second child. It’s hard to believe that they were once planning not to have children.

Even though it will be my fifth niece/ nephew, it makes me feel old when my siblings have milestones like this. My youngest brother just graduated from high school. Even though he was born after I was grown and gone, not having any siblings still in school makes me feel older (uni students are adults, after all). It makes me feel ESPECIALLY old that I was grown before he was born and now he’s grown, too.

It also makes me feel old when one of my coworkers complains because “creepy old guys” keep asking her out. “Old” being… my age, give or take a year or two. Granted she’s over ten years younger than me and at her age I wouldn’t have dated guys my age. Still, I don’t think I ever told coworkers that their age was old and gross. I hope I didn’t. Well, okay, I’m pretty much a doofus with limited social graces, so I probably did, at some point, say something along those lines, but that was different– it wasn’t me that was old/ creepy. And let’s not forget that at my birthday party last month, fewer candles were put on the cake than my actual age, to be “polite”. You know, because pointing out that my age is no longer mentionable is polite.

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