In the Philippines, most women become Mums in their 20s. Even though the new generation tends to have less children, most of the Filipinas have between 4 and 6 kiddos when they reach 35. Hence, another little cultural shock when I visited a doc this morning:
The doc, checking my file “Good morning M’ame Estela! so you are 43?”
– how many children do you have M’ame?
– 2, a girl and a boy
– 2 only? (long sorry face) but (with a genuine big smile) how many grand children ?”
Age is all relative: as long as you have a relative older than you, you’ll always be the young one. Gotta call my Mum right away!