My mother became a grandmother at 46 when La Petite was born. I was in my 20s.
My brother became a parent at 42. He'll be 64 when this one graduates from college. I'm an aunt, and I'm 49.
Meanwhile, my own not-so little ones are enjoying their new cousin, born on December 4. They adore her already.
I think she returns the sentiments, as much as she is able at this tiny stage.
Happy New Year, all. Enjoy your family, young and old.