First off, please pray for our Diann. She's in the hospital. Has been experiencing severe pain and nausea. I suspect she has mucositis in her intestines from the chemo. The doctor suspects an ileas problem. Whatever it is, we want them to find it and fix it!!
My last few books have been historicals. Those women must have been superwoman! They had a houseful of kids, some of them 13 or 14 children. And they didn't stop having children until they hit menopause so some had babies in their late forties.
I'm 59. We watched our Punky for 5 days last week. It was so much fun! I absolutely adored it, but though I hate to admit it, I'm old. I couldn't keep up with that little ball of energy. Sometimes I just laid on the floor and watched her play instead of playing too. This Mimi had to catch her breath! So I respect those pioneer women all the more for all they did.
Of course, the older children helped out with the younger ones. In my family, there were four of us and I was oldest so I helped my mother quite a lot. My youngest brother Dave basically had two moms. LOL And I still mother Dave and Rick within an inch of their lives. Some things are just bred into you. :)
Being around a child when you're older like me makes you look anew at the wonder of childhood. And that made me wonder if the women who have children when they are older look at their children differently? I had my first child at just before my 21st birthday (52 minutes before to be precise.) I took it for granted and don't think I really appreciated the wonder of watching a child grow up. I often wish I could go back and do it over again.
What about you? Are you an older mother or do you know an older mom? I'm curious. And yes, it might make it into a book. LOL