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WillIEverBeASizeTen Fri 18-Mar-11 19:42:29

I'm 49 and a lone parent (13yo and 20yo) am I in the minority on Mumsnet? It appears alot of the LP's here are a lot younger!

<feels ancient>

boxingHelena Fri 18-Mar-11 19:58:24

ancient SM waves back
at least your dc are of ''appropriate'' age
I told my ds son I was 27...errrrr grin

copperbottom Fri 18-Mar-11 20:04:11

Another one here...

DS is 3 - and I'm am going to poke the next person who assumes I'm his grandma in the eye!!

onadifferentplanettoday Fri 18-Mar-11 20:05:43

Can I join your little club? I'm 47 I have 4 dc between 13 and 27 and have recently found I am to be a grandmother!

WillIEverBeASizeTen Fri 18-Mar-11 20:14:15

Hey pleased to have found you

Don't feel quite such a lonely LP anymore!

Trifle66 Fri 18-Mar-11 20:14:45

44 with a DD 13 next month

WillIEverBeASizeTen Fri 18-Mar-11 20:16:02

And another onegrin

Monty27 Fri 18-Mar-11 20:50:51

Same age here, dd almost 18 and ds 15

TimeForMeIsFree Fri 18-Mar-11 20:51:06

Me too! 46 with a 8 year old DD at home and three grown up children who have flown the nest smile

boxingHelena Fri 18-Mar-11 21:16:12

pussnotinboots haha I got asked a few times too if he was my daughter's ... I once answered "no, he is my son's"

macdoodle Fri 18-Mar-11 21:58:19

Can I join I'm 40 in June, 2 DD's age 9 and 3!

itisnotgoingwelltoday Fri 18-Mar-11 22:00:23

41 with dc's ranging from 20 to 9

Can I join?

WillIEverBeASizeTen Fri 18-Mar-11 22:03:24

So ladies...does Mac qualify? hmm

Monty27 Fri 18-Mar-11 22:51:51


Mac do you think you qualify? You might have to have initiation, like someone call you Grandma lol.


Monty27 Fri 18-Mar-11 22:52:44

my hmm was meant to look like I was saying Hmmmm? (thoughtfully and intelligently, but it didn't work).

coansha Fri 18-Mar-11 22:59:26

I'm 44 with DD's of 10 & 13, and i think we can all learn from each other and support each other!
Anyway, welcome. This place is fab for any info or just venting(nicely) and for your 1st child you didn't have this help, mind you my 10 yo asked were we too poor for a computer when i was little, oh bless her.

elastamum Fri 18-Mar-11 23:58:47

You are not alone smile

I'm 47 with 2 Ds's 12 and 10. Been on my own for about 3 years now

Jellykat Sat 19-Mar-11 00:08:28

Can i play too?..Pretty please grin

I too am 47 with 2x DSs - 13 and 22 yrs old.

boosmummie Sat 19-Mar-11 00:12:37

Me too please. I'm 40 with 4 DCs

DD1 - 17
DD2 - 16
DS - 14
DD3 - 2

When older DCs where at nursery school i was asked if I was 'the nanny' confused and I suspect I'll be getting the grandmother when DD3 gets to school.

Joelybear Sat 19-Mar-11 00:17:21

Can I join in two? New to MN and being LP 44years old 5DC oldest 18yrs youngest 19 months. LP for 2 months so still feeling very raw, shocked and hurt

boosmummie Sat 19-Mar-11 00:22:56

Me too Joely but I got 2 weeks more experience so we can jolly each other along x

Joelybear Sat 19-Mar-11 00:26:13

Oh well boosmummie i need all the help I can get so thanks

boosmummie Sat 19-Mar-11 00:30:02

I'm here. PM me if you'd prefer, I have to say MN has been an enormous help for everything and nothing over the past month or so. Joined ages ago, but only started properly in Feb really.

It's crap, you know it's crap, but it does get better I absolutely promise you.

Jellykat Sat 19-Mar-11 00:42:58

Blimey, boo and Joely that's a big gap 'tween oldest and youngest.. and there's me been moaning about the length of time i've been doing the school run..

Joely and boo - Welcome to MN.. I have just managed to get out of an abusive relationship 3 months ago, slightly different (been a LP for 22 years) but i'm still hurting and lost too.

I hope you have both have good RL support.I have MNers who i PM and vice versa for support, it really helps when you need a private rant! keep strong x

Joelybear Sat 19-Mar-11 00:49:15

Big gap in ages for me
DS 18
DS 16
DD 6 surprise as 24 weeks pregnant when realised
DS 4 planned - by me- as moving 450 miles away from family an wanted something I wanted!!
DS 5 surprise 26 weeks pregnant before realised
so 2 lovely short pregnancies, but huge shock x2
Konow this is real hard, but it has to get better i know x

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