P (age 5): “How old is Grammy?”
P: “How old is Grandpop?”
P: “Grammy is bigger than Grandpop?!”
G (age 7, know it all): They love each other. That’s all that matters.
We’re talking 6 months here, people.
What is it with little girls (especially) desiring that the man in a relationship should be older? Why is that such a big deal? Are little boys obsessed with this as well?
I’m sure, as a child, I probably assumed that men should be older than the women they married, but I don’t think I lost much sleep over it. In fact, I think I married a younger man (my ex-husband didn’t have a birth certificate, so we really don’t know – really long story about being born in a village.) If I had any age difference issues I suppose I got over them.
All my life I have preferred older men, yet, here in my forties, I think I would be cool with a younger man, if that were meant to be. Not too young, mind you, I have no desire to be with a man who has a significantly smaller amount of life experience than me; that’s bound to turn out bad.
But a little bit younger wouldn’t be too bad – I’d just make sure not to mention his age to my kids…
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