Mary Kenny: broody to be a grandma!
Sixty-somethings can't wait for their children to start reproducing
I hadn't seen Gemma for a few years - we had both grown up in the same part of Dublin - so it was nice to catch up with her again and chat.
When it came to family matters, she said that her two offspring were now in their 30s and both had jobs which seemed to suit them quite well. "But I wish to God they'd settle down and start having babies! I mean, while we're still young enough and fit enough to be active grandparents." Gemma and her husband are heading for their mid-60s.
"I'm sure they'll start breeding soon enough," I said, doing agony aunt. "Once their peers begin popping sprogs, they'll follow. It's infectious."