I can't sleep. There's something that's been bothering me all day. My little sister got married yesterday, and while she and her husband were away with their friends today, I spent the afternoon with my parents sharing wedding photos with their friends. It was while discussing the marriage that my mom said, "I'm desperate to be a grandmother." This statement confused me. Why does anyone want to be a grandparent? Doesn't that fill you with a sudden realization of how old you are? If my sister has a kid, I'll be happy for her of course, but I'm dreading the day of being called "Uncle". I'll probably insist that the child address me by my first name like everyone else. I can do without a seniority title, thank you. I'm in no danger of being a father since I'm still single, and God help me if I ever become a grandfather. I've suffered enough mid-life crises without the addition of a generation or two below me. So why does my mom want to be promoted to an old granny?